The current global healthcare crisis, caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, has shone a light on how pharmacy is at the heart of community healthcare. Customers and patients have grown to rely on their local pharmacy for more than just the dispensing of medicines.
To address these changing needs, Alphega Pharmacy has unveiled its latest concept pharmacy in France. The new concept showcases their vision of community pharmacy for the future: a place where pharmacists can offer specialty advice and care for a wide of range of conditions – from cholesterol advice to cardiovascular care –and bring services and traditional pharmacy under one roof, making healthcare even more accessible to customers.
The two French pharmacies, the first located Gaillon and the second that recently opened in Gisors, are designed to be both beautiful and functional. They feature glass frontages, letting more light onto the shop floor, as well as a new color palette and wooden furnishings that aim to create a more natural atmosphere.
Watch this animated walk through to experience the future of Alphega Pharmacy for yourself:
From the moment a customer steps into the pharmacy, they’re welcomed into a fresh and calm environment. Clear signposting guides them through the healthcare zones offered within. Whether they’re looking for professional healthcare services, a private consultation or vaccination advice, specialty products or traditional pharmacy, the new concept stores offer a plethora of options to keep customers healthy.
Guillaume Mabilais, owner of the Alphega Pharmacy in Gaillon, says he's already seeing indications of the concept store's success, with many patients coming in for new services like antigenic testing. “I wanted to use the new Alphega Pharmacy concept store to modernize my pharmacy, integrate a privacy area to carry out the pharmacist's new tasks such as antigenic tests or vaccinations and have more counters to accommodate patients,” he says. “The new concept store met these objectives in every respect."