Genoa, a QoL Healthcare Company Pharmacy Now Open at Meridian Behavioral Healthcare in Lake City, Fla!

Lake City, FL (April 11, 2016) – Genoa, a QoL Healthcare Company (Genoa) announced yesterday the grand opening event of their 294th full-service, on-site pharmacy, which is located in Meridian Behavioral Healthcare in Lake City. This is their fourteenth pharmacy in the state of Florida.

“We are very excited to grow our partnership with Genoa,” stated Maggie Labarta, PhD, CEO, Meridian Behavioral Healthcare. “For over nine years, they have helped our patients in Gainesville access medication more readily, which means they are more likely to begin their treatment immediately. By adding a site in Lake City, we will bring this same level of access to the majority of Meridian’s patients.”

Genoa is the most experienced pharmacy provider specializing in the behavioral health community. Genoa is improving consumer care and saving centers time and money throughout the country, making a positive impact in the centers they work with and in the lives of the consumers they serve. Genoa currently operates over 290 pharmacies in 39 states and the District of Columbia, serving 500,000 consumers annually. Genoa offers a unique on-site pharmacy setting based on the needs of the center they are located in and strives to be the provider of choice to both their center partners and their consumers.

Consumers benefit from the interaction they have with the pharmacist; the organization eliminates inefficiencies by directing pharmacy functions back into the pharmacy and has more control over how medications are handled.

Although Genoa is a nationwide company, they have retained the feel of the hometown pharmacy and the services that go along with it. Being on-site allows their pharmacists and technicians to work closely with prescribers, nurses, and caseworkers, to provide the best possible care for each individual consumer. While they specialize in behavioral health, they have the capacity to fill all medications. They are able to bill Medicaid and Medicare, as well as private insurances. In addition, Genoa also offers several packaging options that can be tailored to fit the needs of the consumers, including specially designed adherence packaging.

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