Pharmacy services for the convenience of our patients

For the convenience of patients, the Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF) provides space for three pharmacies in its medical centers in Palo Alto, Mountain View and Santa Cruz. Patients may choose any pharmacy they wish to patronize.

Pharmacists are available to answer questions and to provide counseling on the proper use of any medication. They are actively involved with PAMF physicians in maintaining an appropriate inventory of the best medications, including quality generics that can lower prescription costs. The pharmacy has contracts with most of the insurance plans honored by PAMF.

Recommended Drug and Medication Websites

Medlineplus Drugs, Supplements and Herbal Information – National Library of Medicine website for prescription drugs and over-the-counter medicines. Includes side effects, dosage and special precautions. Last accessed 8/2012.

DailyMed – DailyMed provides quality information about marketed drugs. This information includes FDA labels (package inserts). The National Library of Medicine provides this as a public service and does not accept advertisements. Last accessed 8/2012.

CDC Yellowbook – The Yellow Book is published every 2 years by CDC as a reference for those who advise international travelers about health risks. The Yellow Book is written primarily for health professionals but consumers will find it useful. Last accessed 8/2012.

Medwatch – FDA notices on important safety information about problems with human medical products. Last accessed 8/2012.