MESA, Ariz. (Oct. 17, 2023) – Optum Rx opened a state-of-the-art home delivery pharmacy today in Mesa, Arizona. The facility expands the company’s integrated pharmacy care services capabilities, improving access to needed medications, and helping people achieve better health outcomes.
For people taking multiple prescriptions, the new facility prepares and packages medications into daily, timed packages designed to improve medication adherence, drive better health outcomes and increase patient satisfaction. More than 70% of adults report taking at least one prescription medication per day, underscoring the importance of providing consumers with reliable, safe and accessible pharmacy care.1
“Pharmacy services play a vital role in people’s health outcomes,” said Dr. Patrick Conway, CEO of Optum Rx. “We are excited to open this new advanced fulfillment pharmacy in Arizona that will enable us to better serve more communities and ensure more equitable access to health care.”
The Optum Home Delivery Pharmacy works with all major shipping carriers to ensure patients get medications where and when they need them, including rural and other hard-to-reach communities. This investment represents a long-term commitment by Optum to the state, where it will add 300 jobs to its 5,500-person workforce in Arizona.
“Companies like Optum are tapping into our state’s top-tier workforce and healthy business environment,” said Arizona Governor Katie Hobbs. “This new fulfillment pharmacy creates hundreds of new jobs and represents a long-term economic investment in health care, technology and people right here in Arizona.”
As part of its commitment to advancing career opportunities and creating an inclusive environment for all, Optum Rx invests in training programs and resources for those with no pharmacy experience or those transitioning into the industry. It also partners with non-profit organizations like Ability360, which advocates for employment services for individuals with disabilities, and 50Strong, which assists military members transitioning from service to the workforce, to inform the programs. Optum Rx held a job fair in May and has worked with the City of Mesa to recruit area residents to fill jobs for the new facility.