A Message From Alex September 2022

On the last Saturday of August, we closed 2 hours early to have our first all-store party since 2019! I wonder why? My dad, fifth-generation owner Bill, cooked burgers and brats from Casey’s, and we had a custom cake made by our pharmacist Joanna’s Mom!

I appreciate our customers’ understanding of the hours change, as it was the best way we could guarantee anyone who wanted to come to the party was able. Thanks for your continued support to make events like this possible! Back on the store-front, we’ve got some exciting new offerings coming up.

OTC Hearing Aids

With the recent FDA announcement that hearing aids will soon be sold over the counter, we’ve partnered with the oldest custom hearing aid manufacturer in the United States, RxEars (Persona Medical). In the coming weeks, we’re going to have a kiosk where customers can take a hearing test, and if necessary purchase OTC hearing aids without a prescription or trip to the audiologist!

We’ll be offering four different styles of RxEars’ most popular designs. Two of them even feature Bluetooth connectivity. You can use your smartphone to control the settings with ease! There are also devices that you don’t have pair with a smartphone and can be adjusted on the device itself.

Free At-Home COVID-19 Testing

Lately, we’ve also been helping customers receive ‘free’ ($0.00 copay) at-home COVID-19 tests. As the free at-home test program from the government will be suspended on 9/2/2022 you can continue receiving ‘free’ tests—through your insurance, Medicare included. 8 tests per person, per plan, per month. Not too bad!

Lastly, we’ve partnered with Reliant Healthcare to offer hassle-free $49 telehealth appointments. No insurance or appointment needed, HSA & FSA accepted, and available 24/7. If a prescription is needed it will be promptly filled by Ozzie’s. Imagine next time you’re sick not even leaving home for a quick ‘telehealth’ visit and a prescription delivered to your door by Oswald’s!

Come visit us soon and see all of our new autumn décor, Halloween candy, and yes, the Christmas ornaments are out too!

Written by Alex Anderson

Alex is the current owner of Oswald's Pharmacy. A 6th generation member of the Wickel-Oswald-Kester-Anderson family, Alex focuses on innovation and taking the business into the future. With 7 years of working for Whole Foods Market as a Marketing & Community Relations Specialist, Healthy Eating Specialist, and Private Events Coordinator, Alex has a unique perspective on big and small businesses. Alex is a co-founder and board member of the Independent Medical Retailers group. Alex graduated with a BA degree from Columbia College Chicago in 2009. Alex has spent most of his life in Naperville and Chicago. He currently lives in Aurora, Il with his wife and 2 children (Oswald's 7th Generation!)