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Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Rajul A. Patel, PharmD, PhD
751 Brookside Road
Stockton, CA 95211
209-910-DRUG (3784)

Frequently Asked Questions

Why it is important that I annually reevaluate my Medicare Part D plan?
Plans can change formularies and cost-sharing structure every year. Up to eight in every 10 beneficiaries can save money on their drug plan costs by examining all available choices. On average, Medicare beneficiaries can save $995 per year by optimizing their Part D plan.
Can you help me select the Medicare Part D plan that is right for me? 
Yes! We will evaluate all of the Medicare Part D plans you are eligible for and identify the one which will minimize your out-of-pocket expenses. We can also identify if you may qualify for additional governmental assistance to help lower your out-of-pocket prescription medications.
What is Medication Therapy Management?
We will review all of your medications to make sure that they are safe to take together and answer any questions that you may have. If we have concerns, we can directly contact your prescriber and/or pharmacist to share our recommendations.
Can I get a flu shot or other vaccines? 
Yes. The vaccinations available at our health care outreach events may include: flu vaccine, pneumococcal vaccine, shingles vaccine and Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis). For most qualified Medicare beneficiaries there will be NO cost to receive the flu or pneumococcal vaccines.
What do I need to bring?
Your current Medicare card and all of your prescription medications. If you have had lab work done recently, please bring the results. 
What additional services do you offer at your events? 

Our screenings include:   

  • Anemia testing
  • Anxiety testing
  • Asthma/COPD screening
  • Blood pressure testing
  • Bone density testing
  • Cholesterol testing
  • Depression assessment
  • Diabetes (blood glucose/HbA1c) screening
  • Falls risk screening
  • Memory decline screening
  • Sleep disorder screening
How can I safely dispose of sharps? 
Learn more by downloading the Sharps and Opioids Disposal Locations PDF
For more information, contact us at or (209) 910-DRUG (3784).