Two iconic Berks pharmacies merging

Esterbrook Pharmacy is merging with West Reading Drug Store in January. 

Established in 1897, the West Reading Drug Store is the oldest pharmacy serving Berks County. 

The move is joining two iconic pharmacies with deep roots in the community. 

The merger will allow Tower Health Reading Hospital to use the current space held by Esterbrook Pharmacy to grow and expand. 

The West Reading Drug Store is located at 538 Penn Ave. in West Reading.  

Current Esterbrook Pharmacy customers can have refills or new prescriptions filled at the West Reading Drug Store.  

“Esterbrook Pharmacy customers will continue to receive the individualized service they are accustomed to by the same friendly, knowledgeable, experienced pharmacists and pharmacy staff at West Reading Drug Store,” said Eric Esterbrook, pharmacist and owner of West Reading Drug Store. “Being an independent pharmacy is of upmost importance to me.” 

Customers will continue to receive current benefits such as compounding service, immunizations provided on-site, free delivery within 10 miles of West Reading Drug Store, the filling of disposable mediplanners, long-term care, on-line prescription refills and access to a free app which enables a user to refill prescriptions 24 hours a day 7 days a week.