“We’re doing a lot of positive things, and people are noticing and responding.”  

Pharmasave in Steinbach has now been open for over a year, and business is growing by leaps and bounds. According to owner Scott Penner, traffic has been particularly good recently, partially due to walk-in vaccination services.  

“Like most pharmacies, we offer full vaccination services. What makes us a bit different,” Penner continues, “is that we just do walk-ins. So you don’t need to book. Anyone can walk in any time to get their flu shot or updated COVID shot, or even travel vaccines if they’re going on holidays.” 

The business has seen an uptick in travel health questions over the last month or so, especially regarding travel vaccinations.  

“People, I think, are making up for time lost during the COVID travel restrictions- they’re cashing in now and they feel the need to get away.” 

Aside from prescriptions and vaccinations of all kinds, Penner wishes to remind people that they are a full-service pharmacy. This includes over-the-counter medication, health and beauty aids, and even an M&M Express. Also that Pharmasave is a co-op.  

“Even though it sounds kind of like a brand or a chain pharmacy, Pharmasave is a co-op, and I’m a member. There are over 800 stores across Canada, and every location is completely independently owned and operated.” Penner continues. “ And as a result of that, we can be pretty flexible with how we run our business.” 

Everyone could use a little extra flexibility, and making Pharmasave in Steinbach your chosen pharmacy is simpler than you might suppose.  

“A lot of people think it’s a bit tricky to transfer their prescriptions or their business to us.” Penner says. “But really, we do all the work. We reach out to their existing pharmacy, and we transfer everything over- they don’t have to do a thing.”  

Pharmacy services are also available through text. Instead of calling in, clients can text the Pharmasave landline at (204)-326-2334. Additionally, their app Pharmasave eCare excels at prescription management. Add that to their accessible location, easy parking, a track record of filling prescriptions in 5 to 10 minutes, and free delivery, it’s safe to say that Pharmasave is well on their way towards becoming a fixture within the Steinbach community.  

Pharmasave Steinbach is open weekdays from 9:00am to 8:00pm, Saturdays from 9:00am to 5:00pm, and Sundays from noon to 5:00pm. Find them in Victoria Plaza at the intersection of Highway 52 and Highway 12, and online at www.pharmasave.com