Pharmacy Tech

New Retail Pharmacies to Better Serve Your Healthcare Needs

The right care for you. Right by you.

Mille Lacs Health System now has retail pharmacies to better meet the needs of the communities we serve. We do more than fill medications; we are committed to helping residents and visitors maintain their optimal health. Our skilled teams personalize care and take an active approach to help people manage their health.


  • As part of your Mille Lacs Health System healthcare team, pharmacists can access your health history and review prescription updates without a separate provider check-in. Your pharmacy team also looks for potential medication interactions to help ensure that you are taking the correct dose.
  • Both facilities are staffed by experienced clinical pharmacists who fill prescriptions in a timely manner, answer questions and offer advice on your medication regimen.
  • All pharmacists have Doctor of Pharmacy degrees. Even more than knowledge, our pharmacy teams take time to get to know you to provide the personalized care you deserve.
  • RxLocal mobile app to make ordering refills easy. Download the app to either Apple or Android. Click the RxLocal button to start. With this app you can request refills, set up reminders, access your patient records, and send messages directly to the pharmacy staff at either Isle or Onamia pharmacy location.

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  • Complete prescription services including consultation on brand substitutability and interactions.
  • 24/7 refill line.
  • Refill mailing service: Cost is $1 per package and $3 per package for controlled substances when shipping prescriptions.
  • Convenient Dispill Medication bubble packs (Only available at Isle Location). These helpful packs are color coded by time of day. They are detachable and portable to make it easier to take meds when you are away from home. They are filled by pharmacists so there’s no worry about mixing up medications. 
  • Popular over-the-counter medications.
  • FREE mail-out service for prescription medications. Some restrictions and exclusions may apply.
  • Adult vaccinations. Our pharmacy staff can administer most adult vaccines including influenza, Tdap (tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis), Shingrix (Shingles), Prevnar20 (pneumonia) and COVID-19. Medicare Part D covers most vaccinations for those 65 and older.

Onamia Location

Mille Lacs Community Pharmacy200 Elm Street North
Onamia, Minnesota 56359

Monday through Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Closed 12:30pm – 1:00pm daily for lunch.

Isle Location

Outside Community Pharmacy215 West Main Street
Isle Minnesota 56342

Monday through Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  
Closed Sunday
Closed 12:30pm – 1:00pm daily for lunch.

Mille Lacs Health System Pharmacy Staff – Onamia

Jennifer McDonnell

Jennifer McDonnell, Pharm D/MBA (Director of Pharmacy and Clinic Services)

Joe Strauch

Joe Strauch, Pharm D (Onamia Pharmacist in Charge)

Anna Crotty

Anna Crotty, Pharm D (Clinical Pharmacist)

Larissa Torbenson

Larissa Torbenson, Pharm D (Clinical Pharmacist)

Dave Peterson, Pharm D (Hospital Pharmacist)

Jayme Westling

Jayme Westling, Pharm D (Clinical Pharmacist)

Mille Lacs Health System Pharmacy Staff – Isle

Kris Thompson

Kris Thompson, Pharm D (Isle Pharmacist in Charge)

Our teams package your meds together monthly to eliminate the need for separate refill requests. When you are enrolled in Sync My Meds, you receive calls or text messages reminding you to pick up your prescriptions. We can tailor refill dates to your preference (the first day of the month, for example, or around payday). This convenient, easy tool can also help remind you to take your medications. 

This service is delivered via a scheduled one-to-one meeting with a pharmacist to review medication regimens and help minimize your costs. The program helps ensure that your medications are working properly to improve your health. Some restrictions may apply.

Our pharmacy team will work with you, your provider and your insurance company to help ensure that your medications are as affordable as possible. Please reach out to our knowledgeable staff about financial assistance options from drug manufacturers, foundations related to your medical condition and other sources.

To learn about your prescription drug coverage and any applicable copays, please contact your insurance provider.

To help you save money, we will substitute less-expensive, FDA-approved generic medication when possible. This substitution is made only if your medication is safely interchangeable with — and equal to — the brand name medication prescribed by your provider. If you prefer a brand name, please specify that when you order your medication.

We accept all forms of payment for copays.

Please call the pharmacist at either location to transfer prescriptions from your current pharmacy.

Onamia Location: 320-532-2900

Isle Location: 320-676-3115

It’s always a good idea to maintain a complete and accurate list of all medications you currently take. This should be shared with your pharmacist, provider and any specialists you see. Your care team will then have a complete picture of all medications you take to help avoid harmful drug interactions.

Include on your list:

  • Prescription medications.
  • Frequently taken over-the-counter medications such as pain relievers, antacids, and cold medicines. Also write down the dosage, such as 320 mg or 500 mg, and how frequently you take them.
  • Dietary supplements such as vitamins and herbal supplements.
  • Topical medicines like creams and ointments.
  • Any allergies you may have.

This list gives your care team a clearer, more well-rounded idea of how you are managing your health.