The Floyd County Sheriff’s Office to assist local pharmacies in delivering prescriptions for those 65 and older, or those disabled.

The Floyd County Sheriff’s Office to assist local pharmacies in delivering prescriptions for those 65 and older, or those disabled.

 

Media release: The Floyd County Sheriff’s Office is going to assist local pharmacies with the delivery of prescription medications.

Sheriff Tim Burkhalter.

“We understand that the demand during this time of uncertainty can be overwhelming. That’s why we want to step in and help our citizens in any way we can,” says Sheriff Tim Burkhalter. “As an agency, we have always prided ourselves on being there for the people that we serve and this is another opportunity for us to do just that. We have been in constant contact with local pharmacist Keith Winslett and he has been a great asset to us in the development of this plan. We are hopeful that this will help people get the medication that they need and keep them safe as much as possible.”

Many of our pharmacies offer delivery service. The sheriff’s office is stepping in to assist if the demand gets too high. If a citizen is 65 or older, or is disabled, they may contact their pharmacy for delivery like they normally would. Then, if the pharmacy needs assistance with the delivery of medications, they will contact the sheriff’s office and deputies will deliver them.

Please leave a contact number with your pharmacist so the deputy can call you upon delivery. Do not contact the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office directly for the delivery of prescription medication.

If a deputy delivers your medication to your home, he or she will be wearing our uniform along with Personal Protective Equipment (mask, gloves) and we will place your medication at your front door along with a form for you to sign.  Identified will be required when medication is delivered. He or she will then step back from your house, call you and advise you that the medication is there. Simply read, initial and sign the form in the appropriate areas, take your medication and step back into your home.

The deputy will then retrieve the form and leave the property.

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