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Neighborhood Pharmacy

PureCare Pharmacy Provides Quality Service and Personalized Care to the Community

In a time where big-box stores have become commonplace, it’s easy for customers to feel anonymous and unimportant. PureCare Pharmacy, a new establishment in Carmel Valley, hopes to change that. Their mission is to focus on customer service, and to make sure each patient receives the highest quality personalized care. As a family-owned business, they aim to make their customers feel valued. “We are welcoming and friendly. We look to get to know everyone on a personal level because you are our neighbor and we want to serve you,” shared owner Mina Said.


PureCare Pharmacy offers the same co pays as other pharmacies, for most major insurance companies.

To that end, they go out of their way to get to know their patients and ensure quality service. “Our goal is to make this part of your life smooth and easy by providing free delivery, little wait times, and being tech savvy with our mobile app and our website,” said Mina. “Most importantly, since this is a family-owned independent pharmacy, we are not bound by any corporate bureaucracy. This allows us to take care of our patients’ needs and resolve any therapy issues to the best of our ability with more flexibility and less hassle. You are able to discuss your health with a professional that will listen and care.”


A major misconception is the cost of prescriptions at independent pharmacies compared to big chains, but it’s your insurance company that sets your copay price. PureCare Pharmacy offers the same copays for prescriptions and competitive prices for over the counter products as chain pharmacies – but they don’t just dispense medications and vaccinations. Here you will find specialized skin care products that are only sold in certain health care venues, such as Avene, Dr. Hauschka, Nuxe, and Sothys. They also sell quality vitamins and supplements, including OrthoMolecular, Metagenics, and Pure Encapsulations. All products are available with short wait times and personalized care that you would not find at larger chain pharmacies.

“We always carry a variety of vaccines, and currently have the Shingrix vaccine in stock. While supplies last.”

PureCare Pharmacy also offers many extra amenities. They plan on providing direct patient care on medication therapy, and will be able to provide both routine and travel vaccinations. They will also be running health talks in the community with professional speakers. Finally, they will have the ability to do point-of-care lab testing for their patients.


All pharmacists are highly trained with doctorates of Pharmacy (PharmD). Two of their staff are Advanced Practice Pharmacists, a highly specialized focus. With Saturday hours, a wide repertoire of care, and a focus on the individual, patients can be sure of quality service at PureCare Pharmacy. “We know that taking medications and dealing with medical conditions isn’t easy. We want this part of your life to run smoothly so this is one less worry for you,” explained Mina. “We want our community to know that we are taking great care of them, both on a dispensing level and on a clinical level.”



Owner: Mina Said
Years in Position: 10
Year of Establishment: 2018
Address: 5550 Carmel Mountain Rd., Ste. 111, San Diego, CA 92130
Phone: 858-925-6149
Description of Business: PureCare Pharmacy is a family-owned pharmacy focused on complete customer service and making sure each patient has the highest quality of care. Our family lives locally; this is our community too.