24/7 Pharmacy Care

Driscoll Children’s Hospital’s pharmacy provides inpatient and outpatient services to the main campus in Corpus Christi 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The pharmacy also provides services for all outlying Driscoll clinics. The department is composed of approximately 40 employees including technicians, centralized and decentralized pharmacists, pharmacy interns and students, information technology specialists and administrative personnel. 


Centralized services include: 

  • Chemotherapy preparation
  • Drug order review and verification
  • Inpatient medication distribution
  • Investigational drug services
  • IV admixture preparation
  • Medication relabeling for home use 
  • Outpatient medication processing and counseling* 
  • Total parenteral nutrition preparation 
  • Unit dosing/pre-packing 

Decentralized services include: 

  • Discharge counseling 
  • Drug information 
  • Drug-drug and drug-food interaction monitoring 
  • Drug order review and verification 
  • Interdisciplinary patient care rounding 
  • Medication reconciliation 
  • Medication therapy recommendations 
  • Pharmacist to dose Lovenox 
  • Pharmacokinetic and therapeutic drug monitoring 
  • Renal drug monitoring 
  • Various medication wean protocols 

*Outpatient services: The pharmacy provides limited outpatient services for Driscoll patients only. Outpatient services are not available to Driscoll employees or the public. These services are limited to patients with financial needs that must be approved by a financial advisor. If your child has been approved to have their prescriptions filled, you will receive an approval form from the financial advisor. Please bring this approval form with you and provide this to the pharmacy staff. 

Specialty Pharmacy

Our specialty pharmacy provides medicines used to treat rare, complex or long-term health problems.

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Frequently Asked Pharmacy Questions

The pharmacy is located on the 1st floor of the main hospital next to the Admitting Department. You can always ask one of the security guards for help finding us.  

This is determined by where the pharmacist is located and where they work. A centralized pharmacist works most of his/her day in the main pharmacy whereas a decentralized pharmacist works most of his/her day on a specific unit. Decentralized pharmacists can be found in the PICU, NICU, 4th Tower, 6th Tower and 7th Tower.  

Formulary medications are those medications that have been approved by a hospital committee to be used for our patients. These are typically medications that are most commonly used in our hospital. Non-formulary medications are those medications that have not been approved for use in our hospital.  

Before you drop off your prescriptions at the pharmacy, you must visit a financial advisor. Financial advisors are located in the Admitting Department. This person will be able to determine your financial need and will give you an approval form if the need exists. Bring the form, along with your child’s prescriptions, to the pharmacy. The pharmacy will then be able to fill all the formulary medications on the prescription for you. If there are any non-formulary medications, the pharmacist will talk with your doctor to determine if there is an alternative formulary medication that can be prescribed.  

Seamless Specialist Care

Visit all your child's specialists in one trip to Driscoll Children's Hospital.

Contact any of our specialty clinics to schedule a convenient one-day visit to all your child’s specialists.

Call 361-694-5000 or your 
specialty clinic.

Pharmacy Locations

Driscoll Children's Hospital, Corpus Christi

3533 S. Alameda St.
Corpus Christi
(361) 694-5000

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