Pharmacy

The highly trained Illinois CancerCare Pharmacy team is a crucial part of our collaborative approach to comprehensive cancer care. Our pharmacy is made up of over 60 staff members who are trained on all treatment options and focus on four primary areas – retail specialty pharmacy, clinical pharmacy, infusion (IV) pharmacy and investigational drug services (drug trials). The team also includes couriers and shuttle drivers who provide additional patient services.

Click here to learn more about how we ensure that you have a safe treatment and recovery experience.

Retail Specialty Pharmacy

Our retail pharmacy locations in Peoria, Bloomington, Galesburg, Pekin and Peru provide outpatient prescription filling services, counseling, and insurance billing for patients.  Our Peoria pharmacy is proud to maintain two specialty pharmacy accreditations.  We stock many hard-to-find cancer and blood medications, and will special order other medications for patients as needed.

The Illinois CancerCare Pharmacy accepts most prescription insurance plans, and has a team dedicated to making medication affordable for our patients. Both Peoria clinic and satellite clinic patients may choose to fill their all of their prescriptions with us.  Delivery by courier or shipping can be arranged depending on the patient’s location.

IV Prep

Our IV Prep area provides medications for patients at the Peoria Cancer Center using an automated medication management system.  There is also a state-of-the-art sterile clean room in which all patient parenteral medications (i.e. injectable chemotherapy) are prepared, safety checked, and monitored.  IV Prep staff members also assist in chemotherapy preparation at our satellite locations.

Clinical Pharmacist Services

Our staff includes an experienced, board-certified oncology pharmacist and six additional pharmacists to provide clinical services tailored to patient care needs.  Types of services available to our physicians include pharmacokinetic monitoring, pharmacokinetic dosing, and drug-interaction checking.  Our pharmacists are also available to provide drug information to patients and answer questions related to chemotherapy treatment at any time.

One of the most important – and meaningful – roles the professionals in our accredited pharmacy fill is as a source of knowledge and compassion for our patients. We offer a monitoring system designed to follow up with you on a regular basis, ensuring you are able to take your medicines as prescribed and discussing any concerns or side effects.

Investigational Drug Services

This area offers services to support our clinical research department.  The pharmacy prepares and dispenses provided drugs for clinical trial patients.

Part of Your Healthcare Team

Our pharmacy team is often able to answer your questions immediately, while other concerns may need to be addressed with your physician or advanced practice nurse (APN). Since we provide patient-centered care that emphasizes collaboration across all specialty areas, we are usually able to get answers from your healthcare provider quickly and respond in a short amount of time. With mutual respect between the medical and pharmacy teams, we deliver a superior level of care to our patients.

The entire Illinois CancerCare team is dedicated to providing you with the most appropriate treatment in a safe and supportive manner. Even though we are a large organization staffed with top-notch professionals, we truly feel like a small and loving family. We encourage you to reach out to our compassionate and well-equipped pharmacy staff with any question at any time.

Locations & Hours of Operation

  • Peoria – 309.240.6890
    Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm
    Located in the Peoria Cancer Center, on the first floor, behind the main staircase
  • Bloomington – 309.243.3018
    Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm (Closed 1:00-1:30pm)
    3105 Magory Drive, Bloomington, IL 61704
  • Galesburg – 309.243.3017
    Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm (Closed 12:30-1:00pm)
    336 Home Boulevard, Galesburg, IL 61401
  • Peru – 309.243.3019
    Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:30am-5:00pm (Closed 1:00-1:30pm)
    4391 Venture Drive, Peru, IL 61354
  • Pekin – 309.243.3014
    Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:30am-5:00pm (Closed 12:30-1:00pm)
    1641 Broadway Street, Pekin, IL 61554 (Next to Kroger)

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