Fill Your Prescriptions
With full in-patient and outpatient pharmacy, your pharmaceutical needs
are covered at Torrance Memorial. If you or a loved one needs to fill
prescriptions prior to discharge from the hospital, please feel free to
ask a member of your care team more about our pharmacy services. Major
credit cards are accepted, and direct insurance billing is provided.
Torrance Memorial's Outpatient Pharmacy is located in the Central Tower
Hours: M - F 9:00 AM - 5:15 PM, and S - S 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Helpful Medication Resources
Keep a record of the medications you are taking and you'll help to
lower your risk of adverse drug reactions and minimize potentially dangerous
side effects and allergic reactions.
A free website and application to track your medication schedule.
Questions For The Pharmacist
Do you have questions about your medications? Are you confused about when
to take them or with what they can be mixed? How can you tell if side
effects from multiple medications are causing problems?
Questions For The Pharmacist is a free monthly opportunity to sit with
a Torrance Memorial pharmacist who will help you better understand your
medications. Please bring your "brown bag" of medicines you
are taking, both prescription and non-prescription, and don't forget
your list of questions.
To register and meeting locations please call 310-517-4701.
Maintain a Current List of Your Medications
Bring a list of your medicines with you to the hospital. While you're
in the hospital, it's important for you and your doctor to talk about
your medicines. Tell your doctor and nurse everything you're taking,
- Prescription medicines
- Over-the-counter medicines (like aspirin and cough medicine)
- Medicines that a family member or friend gave you
- Herbal products
Taking Your Medicines
- Let your doctor and nurse know if you have any allergies or have had previous
reactions to any drugs, foods or latex.
- Ask your nurse or doctor about your medicines-what they are, what they
look like, what they do, when they are given and what side effects should
be expected and reported.
- Make sure that the staff verifies your name and date of birth before giving
you any medicine.
- Look at all medicines before you take them. If you do not recognize a medicine,
let your nurse know.
- While in the hospital you must not take medicines that you brought from
home. You should give them to your nurse until you leave the hospital
or give them to someone to take home for you.
Safe Drug Drop-Off
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, in conjunction with the
Los Angeles County Departments of Public Health and Public Works present
the "Safe Drug Drop-Off" Program. The program provides an opportunity
for residents to safely and anonymously surrender any unused or expired
prescriptions, over the counter medications, "
SHARPS" (needles), or any other controlled substances. There will be no
questions asked. We just want to get it off the streets.
View a participating Sheriff stations.