Serving Rural Communities

More than 46 million Americans live in rural areas with prevalent health disparities. Health disparities are preventable differences in the burden of illness/disease or in the opportunity to achieve ideal health.

Americans living in rural communities are at a higher risk of disease and disability, with higher death rates and shorter life spans.

Moose Pharmacy primarily serves our rural communities by overcoming obstacles such as transportation barriers, healthcare accessibility, and financial restrictions. 

It is believed that these healthcare limitations in rural communities contribute to the higher death rate from heart disease, cancer, stroke, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, complications from motor vehicle accidents, and opioid overdoses in rural communities.

Moose Pharmacy offers a wide range of services, including medication delivery, pharmacist consults, and health coverage counseling. Our pharmacists are skilled healthcare professionals who are well-versed in managing chronic disease states and medication knowledge. 

Come ask a pharmacist today to help you better understand what you may be at risk for and what over-the-counter (OTC) products or prescription drug coverage may be right for you! #ThankYouPublicHealth

Bullet Points:

  • People living in rural areas are more likely to suffer from diabetes, high blood pressure, chronic pain, as well as being more likely to smoke tobacco.2
  • Moose Pharmacists can help you get screened for chronic conditions like type 2 diabetes mellitus and hypertension. Did you know pharmacists can measure your blood sugar and blood pressure right here at the pharmacy?
  • Moose Pharmacy offers a wide variety of OTC products that can help you improve your overall health. These include a variety of smoking cessation aids, herbal supplements, vitamins, and minerals, as well as therapies to relieve pain, heartburn, allergies, cold, and indigestion. Be sure to ask a Moose Pharmacist which options are best for you!


  • APHA (American Public Health Association). 2023. National Public Health Week.
  • CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention). 2017. Rural Health.
  • CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention). 2023. Health Equity.
  • CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention). 2023. Rural Health. National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP).