HealthPartners announced they are planning to close their retail pharmacies by early 2020, which will result in cutting 300 jobs.
The closure of the 30 retail pharmacies include, HealthPartners, Park Nicollet, Central Minnesota and Stillwater Medical Group clinics, as well as the organization’s owned mail-order pharmacy operations.
Park Nicollet, Central Minnesota and Stillwater Medical Group clinic pharmacies will close Jan. 20. The rest of the closures will be effective April 1.
Specialty, infusion and hospital pharmacies, as well as health plan pharmacy management and medication therapy management services will remain operational, HealthPartners said.
Out of the 300 jobs eliminated, 100 are pharmacists.
HealthPartners said anyone with questions can call 866-716-0785 or visit for their site more information.
“Our retail pharmacies have provided a convenient option for our patients for many years,” said Scott Schnuckle, Senior Vice President, Pharmacy & Business Development. “Consumer preferences and pharmacy economics have changed, however, to favor large-scale organizations able to support extended hours, drive-through pickup, and other conveniences we’re not able to offer. Like others preceding us in our market, we’ve made the difficult decision to exit our retail pharmacy operation.”