Peterson pharmacy offers over-the-counter medication

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Starting in July, the 21st Medical Group is offering a Over-the-Counter Medication Program. The OTCMP is only available for Patient’s enrolled at 21st MDG at either Peterson Air Force Base or Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado.

The 21st MDG implemented the OTCMP to benefit the enrolled patient population.

“This program helps to improve access to appointments for patients with more severe or critical needs,” said Lt. Col. Stephanie Forsythe, 21 MDG Biomedical Sciences Corps Diagnostic and Therapeutic flight commander.

“In addition, the other two Military Treatment Facilities in the Colorado Springs market, U.S. Air Force Academy and Fort Carson, already have OTCMP in place and we want to standardize the services and benefits across the market as much as possible,” said Forsythe.

OTCMP medications are available to treat minor illnesses and can be requested at the Peterson Clinic Pharmacy only and no appointment is needed.

OTCMP medications aren’t available for members on flying status, Personnel Reliability Program, 

Arming and Use of Force, tasked for deployment, or women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.

In order to be eligible for the program, patients must have a primary care manager at the 21st MDG at Peterson AFB or Schriever AFB. The medications, however, are only available at the Peterson Clinic Pharmacy.

The full listing of OTCMP medications available can be found online at RelayHealth.com, or at the Peterson Clinic Pharmacy.