Smart locker sites for safe medicine collection launched in Free State

The Free State has been selected for 17 new Collect & Go smart locker sites which means that patients with chronic conditions won’t have to queue any longer at clinics to collect their monthly medication. Collect & Go is a partnership between Right ePharmacy and the Department of Health. 

Patients l have begun collecting their medicine parcels from these smart lockers with numbers increasing steadily, as more people realise the benefits of using this quick, safe and convenient medicine collection service. 

Fanie Hendriksz, managing director of Right ePharmacy, says, “Collect & Go has taken patients who are doing well on their medication out of congested healthcare facilities during Covid-19. With our easy medicine collection service, social distancing is easy, especially as we all try to prevent a second wave of Covid-19.

“We are helping people stay on their medicine and maintain strong immune systems. If someone with a chronic condition that needs medicine to stay well stops taking their medicine, their illness will increase and it will weaken their ability to fight Covid-19,” he explains.

To access Collect & Go, patients must first be registered by their healthcare worker at their clinic. 

Collect & Go is very easy to use. “Your medication is stored in a locker. When you collect it, you enter a one-time PIN that is sent to you via SMS. You will collect a two-month supply of medication. You only need to go to the clinic for a follow-up visit every six months and you will get a reminder SMS for that appointment, so you don’t forget. A friend or family member can also collect the medicine from the smart locker, providing you give them your PIN,” says Hendriksz.

Dikeledi Baase, team lead for Collect & Go in Free State says that, “Collect & Go is about making life better for those in and around Bloemfontein, Bethlehem, Ficksburg, Harrismith, Petrus Steyn and Phuthaditjhaba. I and my team are available to help patients with their medicine or collection queries. We also have a helpline for queries.” 

Collect & Go smart lockers follow on from the popular ATM pharmacies that were introduced by Right ePharmacy in 2018. The ATM pharmacy in the Free State is located at Twin City Mall in Mangaung. Both these collection options help patients stay on their treatment by making medicine collection easy. 

The helpline number is 080 111 2228 and the website is www.collectandgo.co.za where you can locate your closest smart locker.

The Collect & Go smart lockers are situated at:

Bloemfontein

Twin City Shopping Centre at Heatherdale Road, Heidedal

MUCPP CHC at Mucpp Centre, 19057 Singonzo Street, Phelindaba

Batho Clinic at Fort Hare Road, Hamilton

Gabriel Dichabe Clinic at 83 Charles Street

National District Hospital at ‎Roth Avenue, Willows

Bethlehem

Bohlokong Clinic at Old Location

Phekolong Hospital at 2117 Riemland Road, Bohlokong

Phuthaditjhaba

Paballong Clinic at Thabo Mofutsanyana

Bluegumbosh Clinic at Phuthaditjhaba-N

Elizabeth Ross District Hospital at Mangaung Village

Qholaqhwe Clinic, Qholaqhwe

Phuthaditjhaba Clinic at Phuthaditjhaba-A

Bolata PHC Clinic at Phuthaditjhaba N Bolata Village, Witsieshoek

Tebang Clinic at Next to Makwane Police Station and Boitelo Primary School, Tebang Village, Clubview

Ficksburg

Meqheleng Clinic at 1715 Meqheleng

Harrismith

Harrismith Clinic at Warden Street

Petrus Steyn

Rearabetswe Clinic at 25 Du Plessis Street

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