The Best LGBT Friendly Pharmacies in NYC

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pharmacist helps customer at village apothecary

Having a small, neighborhood LGBT Friendly pharmacy that you can trust can significantly improve your quality of life. We know you value a pharmacist who you can talk to about sensitive issues related to your health and wellbeing as it relates to you sexuality (including safer sex practices or issues involving HIV/AIDS and other STIs). So we’ve highlighted a few of our favorite LGBT Friendly pharmacies in Manhattan gay neighborhoods — Chelsea, the West Village, and Hell’s Kitchen. Metrosource has been a fixture of the gay community for over 20 years, helping our readers find excellent LGBT friendly businesses and services and giving professionals a platform to let the gay community know that their businesses support and serve you.

Our Favorite LGBT Friendly Pharmacies in New York City

AHF Pharmacy

ahf pharmacy

475 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217

AHF pharmacists are unique because they understand the importance of personalized care. On top of receiving a comprehensive education needed to meet state licensing requirements, all our pharmacists are professionally certified to provide immunizations. What sets our pharmacists apart from the rest are their daily interactions with you, our customers.

Our Pharmacists do much more than dispense prescriptions. They can help you and your family stay healthy by:

Answering your individual treatment questions: If you have questions regarding your medications or about one of the many services we offer, your AHF Pharmacist can help. They are always ready and willing to assist you.

Helping you save money: Your AHF Pharmacist can help guide you through questions you may have about your prescription insurance coverage, including Medicare Part D.

Providing Immunizations: Our specially trained and certified AHF Pharmacists can provide a wide range of immunizations. You don’t need an appointment and we accept most insurance plans. Take your FREE Immunization Evaluation and talk to your Pharmacist today.

Working with your doctor: Your AHF Pharmacist will work directly with your doctor to address concerns about your medications. They ensure you are at the lowest possible risk for adverse drug reactions by keeping a detailed history of the medications you take and automatically remind you when your refills are ready.

The AHF Difference

By filling your prescriptions with an AHF Pharmacy, you’re DIRECTLY helping people living with HIV.

96¢ of every dollar collected by our pharmacies directly fund AIDS Healthcare Foundation’s programs and services IN YOUR COMMUNITY and AROUND THE WORLD, where our mission is to provide cutting-edge HIV medical care, regardless of a person’s ability to pay.

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Arrow Pharmacy, Inc.

arrow pharmacy

883 Ninth Avenue
New York, NY 10019

Mission Statement: Arrow Pharmacy, Inc. has been serving the New York City area since 1940. As one of the original “specialty” pharmacies, Arrow continues as a leader by being part of the team that cares for patients with diseases such as HIV, Cancer, MS, RA, Hep.C, as well as those in pain management.We believe that developing friendly, trusting relationships with our patients, doctors, and other healthcare professionals has been the key to our success. We strive to maintain traditional “mom & pop” pharmacy service, while keeping abreast to the rapidly changing health policies, technologies, and therapies.If you live or work in our local area, take advantage of our free pick-up and delivery service.If you’re traveling or plan to be away when your refill is due, contact us and we will accommodate your request to ensure that you have your medications without missing a dose.

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CVS Specialty

cvs Specialty

126 8th Avenue
New York, NY 10011

Your pharmacy is always open. Create an account with prescription access to manage prescriptions online or on the go.

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Village Apothecary

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346 Bleecker Street
New York, NY 10014

Village Apothecary’s motto “The Community Pharmacy That Cares” is more than just words to us, it is our way of life. Established 1983, Village Apothecary specializes in HIV/AIDS. Delivery service throughout New York City. (FREE delivery in Manhattan). Mail service is available to any location. Most insurance plans accepted including Medicaid, Medicare, ADAP, & Commercial Insurance Plans. Full service pharmacy, carrying health & beauty products, colognes, specialty cosmetics and some of the best brand vitamins, herbal & homeopathic products available.

Read our 2018 article about Village Apothecary
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Elm Drugs Elm Health

elm drugs logo

56 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10011

Home Delivery! We use Licensed and Insured Drivers for healthcare deliveries, Durable Medical Equipment, Flu Shots & Immunizations, Private Consultation, We deliver! We use Licensed and Insured Drivers for healthcare deliveries, Blood Pressure and Diabetes Screenings, MTM: Medication Therapy Management Program, CMR: Comprehensive Medication Review, New York State DMV Vision Exams for License Renewal, Medication Disposal Solutions with “Takeaway Environmental Return System”, Customized Multi-Dose Packaging, Free Confidential HIV and Hep C Testings. Results in 20 Minutes, Pain Medication, Cold & Allergy Meds, Vitamins, Oral Health products, Feminine Hygiene products, First Aid items.

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Bigelow Chemists


414 Sixth Avenue
New York, NY 10011

The Oldest apothecary in America.

Our landmark apothecary has been providing prescriptions, healing remedies, unique and unusual beauty products and hard to find apothecary items since 1838.

C.O. Bigelow was initially founded by Dr. Galen Hunter. Originally called The Village Apothecary Shop, it was bought and renamed by Clarence Otis Bigelow in 1880. Mr. Bigelow worked alongside Dr. Hunter before taking over the shop.

Part of our unique legacy has been the passing of ownership from employer to employee. Since 1939, three generations of Ginsberg’s have owned and operated the shop, passing from father to son to grandson.

For nearly two centuries C.O. Bigelow has been providing customers with customized service and specialty products that truly make a difference in their lives.

Today, as always, C.O. Bigelow transcends our expectations of a pharmacy— it is a place of discovery, conversation, learning, laughter and community.

C.O. Bigelow lives on.

Learn more about Bigelow Chemists

Metrosource has been a fixture of the gay community for over 20 years, and one of things we’re best known for in our LGBT friendly resources section, which both help our readers find excellent LGBT friendly businesses and services, as well as giving businesses a platform to let the LGBT community know that there are businesses that support and serve the community.

Last modified: September 16, 2019