In 1977, Richard Backer, R.PH., established the East Side Prescription Center at 632 Hope street in Providence. He renovated the existing pharmacy that had been in existence since the 1930's, expanding and up-dating the facility to incorporate the use of technology into the practice of pharmacy in order to provide superior customer/patient service. He initiated many firsts in community pharmacy at East Side Prescription Center. ESPC was the first retail pharmacy in RI to use a computer in the filling, dispensing, and the management of prescriptions.
We are accredited by Healthcare Quality Association on Accreditation, an organization spcifically designed with the durable medical equipment industry in mind. Their mission is: "To define, assist and ensure that demonstration of high standards of quality and business practices exist in durable medical equipment organizations.
At East Side Prescription Center, we have many easy, flexible payment options and accept a variety of insurance plans. We accept cash, personal checks, major credit card providers, and special prescription cards. We are a fully certified SIGIS and IIAS compliant pharmacy that is capable of applying your purchases to any HSA or HRA accounts. For your convenience, our Pharmacy participates in many Insurance Programs and/or Healthcare Networks.
No, R2 isn't working behind the scenes at East Side Prescription Center, but we do have a robotic prescription filling system by Script Pro. ScriptPro develops, provides and supports state-of-the-art, robotics-based management and workflow systems for pharmacies. ScriptPro is dedicated to helping pharmacies lower operating costs, reduce dispensing errors and maximize customer satisfaction.