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Posted March 18, 2015

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Walgreens to Acquire Lovelace Pharmacies

Some Lovelace pharmacies will close; prescription files will be transferred to a nearby Walgreens.

If you have questions prior to April 8, contact your Lovelace pharmacy.

Lovelace Health Systems has notified Albuquerque Public Schools that Walgreens will acquire their retail pharmacy business. APS employees who currently use one of the Lovelace pharmacies should make note of this change.

Five Lovelace Pharmacy locations will be re-branded in May:     

  • Journal Center
  • Rio Rancho Blvd.
  • Towers/Walter St.
  • Juan Tabo Blvd.
  • Santa Fe

These pharmacies are scheduled to temporarily close from May 15-17, reopening as Walgreens on May 18. Prescription records from these stores will remain at the same location.

Six Lovelace pharmacies are expected to close on April 8:

  • Montgomery Blvd.
  • Carlisle Blvd.
  • Tramway at Encantado
  • Gibson Blvd.
  • Rio Bravo Blvd.
  • Coors Blvd.

Prescription records from these locations will be transferred to the nearest Walgreens store, and patients can use any Walgreens location for their prescription drug needs.

If your prescriptions are at:

They will move to this Walgreens location:

5400 Gibson Blvd SE

5201 Central Ave NE

13701 Encantado Rd NE

13000 Indian School Rd NE

9101 Montgomery Blvd NE

8400 Montgomery Blvd NE

200 Rio Bravo Blvd SE

3401 Isleta Blvd SW

2929 Coors Blvd NW

3400 Coors Blvd NW

3901 Carlisle Blvd NE

5001 Montgomery Blvd NE

Walgreens pharmacies are contracted with Express Scripts, the APS pharmacy benefit plan manager.  

The acquisition does not include Lovelace’s hospitals, inpatient pharmacies, providers or clinics.

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