Specialty Pharmacy

Pharmacist with patient getting her prescription filled

Focus on your well-being. We’ll handle the rest.

From obtaining financial assistance to navigating through your insurance benefits, coordinating with providers, and managing refills; working with a specialty pharmacy can be stressful. At UConn Health, our pharmacy liaisons will integrate with your doctors to help alleviate that stress so you can focus on what really matters—enjoying your life.

Location & Directions

Specialty Pharmacy
The Exchange
270 Farmington Avenue, Suite 108
Farmington CT 06030


Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Closed weekends and holidays

Patient Welcome Packet

Great care begins with a strong team.

Our experienced group of pharmacy specialists are tightly integrated with your clinical care team.

We offer:

  • Dedicated liaisons and clinical pharmacists to support you and your care every step of the way.
  • A fully-integrated specialty pharmacy working in full collaboration with your physician and clinical care team.
  • A comprehensive pharmacy, coordinating and filling all of your medication needs, including all of your non-specialty medications.
  • Delivery for all medications at no extra cost.
  • Monitoring for adherence, nutrition, refills, drug interactions, and side effects. Visit the NIH Drug Information Portal for additional information on medications.

We are here to support you in managing the treatment of:

  • Asthma
  • Cardiology
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Dermatology
  • Diabetes
  • Endocrinology
  • Epilepsy
  • Gastroenterology
  • Hemophilia Blood Products
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • Human Immune Deficiency Virus (HIV)
  • Infectious Disease
  • Migraine Disorders
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Neurology
  • Oncology
  • Osteoporosis
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Psoriasis
  • Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH)
  • Pulmonology
  • Rheumatology

Our specialty pharmacy works for you.

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World-Class Service

With a Net Promoter Score of 85, our care is considered world-class.

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Average Copay Below $10

Our team will look into every copay to ensure it is the lowest possible.

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92% Adherence Rate

We help you take the right dose of the right drug at the right time.

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On Demand Delivery

Receive prescriptions when you need them at no extra cost.

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Expedited Time to Therapy

The industry average is 21 days, while our average is 2 days.

Meet Our Team

Emmett J. Sullivan

Emmett J. Sullivan, RPh, MBA
Director of Specialty and Ambulatory Pharmacy
270 Farmington Avenue, Farmington, CT 06030
Phone: 860-679-4036
Email: emmsullivan@uchc.edu

Education: UConn, B.S., Pharmacy; Quinnipiac University, MBA
Areas of Interest: Specialty Pharmacy, Outpatient Services, Transitional Care

Danielle Ortegon

Danielle Ortegon, PharmD
Clinical Manager of Patient Services
270 Farmington Avenue, Farmington, CT 06030
Phone: 860-480-5497
Email: ortegon@uchc.edu

Education: Southern Connecticut State University, B.S., Biochemistry; Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Doctorate of Pharmacy
Areas of Interest: Specialty Pharmacy, Patient Services, Clinical Integration

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Hetal Patel, PharmD
Specialty Pharmacy Manager
270 Farmington Avenue, Farmington, CT 06030
Phone: 860-679-6772
Email: hepatel@uchc.edu

Areas of Interest: Specialty Pharmacy, Outpatient Services

Specialty Pharmacy Liaisons

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Deep Changela, CPhT
Diabetes and Endocrinology
Outpatient Pavilion
135 Dowling Way, Farmington, CT 06030
Office: 860-679-4220
Email: changela@uchc.edu

Jessica Reed, CPhT

Jessica Reed, CPhT
Gastroenterology and Dermatology
Outpatient Pavilion
135 Dowling Way, Farmington, CT 06030
Mobile: 860-483-6067
Email: jereed@uchc.edu

Becca Farri, CPhT

Becca Farri, CPhT
Pulmonary and Sickle Cell
263 Farmington Avenue, Farmington, CT 06030
Office: 860-679-6507
Email: farri@uchc.edu

Abigail Rivera, CPhT

Abigail Rivera, CPhT
Infectious Diseases and Osteoporosis
Outpatient Pavilion, 2nd Floor East
135 Dowling Way, Farmington, CT 06030
Office: 860-679-1884
Email: abrivera@uchc.edu

Trisha Garrison, CPhT

Trisha Garrison, CPhT
Oncology, Pulmonology, and Sickle Cell
Outpatient Pavilion
135 Dowling Way, Farmington, CT 06030
Office: 860-679-3409
Email: tgarrison@uchc.edu

Martin Santiago, CPhT

Martin Santiago, CPhT
Cardiology and Endocrinology
Main Building
300 UConn Health Boulevard, Farmington, CT 06030
Office: 860- 679-5123
Email: martsantiago@uchc.edu

Deanna Desell, CPhT

Deanna Hinze, CPhT
Dermatology and Oncology
Outpatient Pavilion
135 Dowling Way, Farmington, CT 06030
Office: 860-679-7966
Email: desell@uchc.edu

Joshua Zikorus, CPhT

Joshua Zikorus, CPhT
21 South Road, Farmington, CT 06030
Mobile: 860-387-3192
Email: zikorus@uchc.edu

Lori Petrolito, CPhT

Lori Petrolito, CPhT
Rheumatology and Neurology
Outpatient Pavilion, 3rd Floor West
135 Dowling Way, Farmington, CT 06030
Office: 860-679-3022
Email: petrolito@uchc.edu

UConn Health provides free language assistance to patients whose primary language is not English or for those who are visually/hearing impaired. Call us at 833-777-4276 and we will connect you with translation services.

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