Hims & Hers, a digital health company that seeks to change the way people approach their wellness, announced the opening of their first pharmacy, which is set to open in 2020. The company is investing $1.5 million in the Columbus, Ohio region to create a fully-licensed mail-order pharmacy, fulfillment center, and customer support center. By opening the pharmacy, Hims & Hers intends to expand safe, convenient, and efficient access to quality care for consumers, no matter their location.
The new facility will bring order-fulfillment in-house, enabling Hims & Hers to streamline delivery to consumers throughout the U.S. The first priority for the new pharmacy is safety—the new pharmacy will comply with stringent U.S. licensing requirements and regulations governing how and where medications can be sourced. This includes independent evaluations to test and validate dispensed medications. In recent quarterly testing, in which an U.S. Food & Drug Administration-inspected, analytical testing lab ran blind tests on medications dispensed by Hims & Hers’ partner pharmacies, the portfolio of products submitted for testing passed FDA specifications for quality and potency.
The company plans to create over 500 jobs in the Columbus region, with hiring processes beginning in the second quarter of 2020. The company is currently in the process of finding a permanent location, specifically targeting 300,000 to 400,000 square feet of warehouse space in Columbus.
Hims and Hers offers a modern approach to health and wellness. The company’s mission is to eliminate stigmas and make it easier for people to access care and treatment for the conditions that impact their daily lives. That starts with creating an open and honest culture of care that is accessible for everyone. Since launching in November 2017, Hims & Hers has raised over $200MM in funding and are one of the fastest growing direct-to-consumer brands in history.
This was reported by Hims & Hers on September 30, 2019.