Prescription pickups return to Negishi
YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan – Pharmacy services have been restored for residents of the Navy’s Negishi housing area in Yokohama, U.S. Navy Hospital Yokosuka officials announced.
The roughly 750 personnel and family members living at Negishi can pick up medicine between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. weekdays, according to a hospital news release.
Prescriptions will be available about two days after being ordered, according to the release.
The hospital continues to review its options for adding additional medical services, however, no new decisions have been made on whether to reopen the clinic for appointments, hospital officials said Monday.
The Negishi clinic shuttered its primary health care services last month, meaning patients must travel about one hour to U.S. Naval Hospital Yokosuka for medical appointments.
At the time, commanding officer Capt. Kevin Moore, who has since moved on to another duty station, said that deployments of nearly 70 Yokosuka medical providers made the Negishi closure necessary.
Emergency services at Negishi remain open, according to the news release.