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Payless and Island Pride Supermarkets both carry a healthy range of non-prescription medicines and simple medical supplies, including supplements. For prescription drugs there are three main choices: Medi-Source located opposite the front entrance of the hospital and owned and run by Sandy Alfred; the private Majuro Clinic with Dr. Alex Pinano at the helm; and Majuro Hospital.

Pharmacist Sandy Alfred at the counter of Medi-Source.

Pharmacist Sandy Alfred at the counter of Medi-Source. Photo: Karen Earnshaw

Medi-Source: If you need medical  items not available at the supermarkets, pharmacist and former administrator of the hospital, Sandy Alfred, will order them in at a reasonable rate. The store also carries a range of health and medical accessories. Phone: (692) 455-3632. Email:

Majuro Clinic:  Dr. Alex Pinano, originally from the Philippines, is a long-time resident of Majuro and citizen of the Marshall Islands. The clinic is opposite the Marshall Island Visitor Authority in Small Island. The cost of a consultation usually includes the necessary medicine. Phone: (692) 625-6455.

Majuro Hospital: Run by the Ministry of Health, the hospital is in Delap behind the Capital building. Prescriptions are subsidized by the government.

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