Royer Pharmacy

Fast & Friendly service right around the corner.

Public Notice and Press Release

Royer Pharmacy today announced the future merging of its prescription files with CVS and the closing of its 5 locations within the next two weeks.
Prescription files will be securely merged into the CVS system at each pharmacy's closing to ensure continuity of service. Royer Pharmacy will remain open for business until the day before files are merged with CVS.The following table provides locations and dates of operation and closing.
Royer Pharmacy Location Royer Pharmacy Phone Number Last Full Day of Business at Royer Pharmacy CVS Location Where Files Are Being Transferred To CVS Phone Number First Day Files Will Be Active At CVS
2 E. Main St.
Ephrata, PA 17522
717-733-6541 3-18-2020 440 N. Reading Rd.
Ephrata, PA 17522
717-733-1818 3-19-2020
113 S. 7th St.
Akron, PA 17501
717-859-4911 3-16-2020 440 N. Reading Rd.
Ephrata, PA 17522
717-733-1818 3-17-2020
335 W. Main St.
Leola, PA 17540
717-656-3784 3-17-2020 2363 Oregon Pike
Lancaster, PA 17601
717-560-1499 3-18-2020
1021 Sharp Ave.
Ephrata, PA 17522
717-733-1215 3-17-2020 440 N. Reading Rd.
Ephrata, PA 17522
717-733-1818 3-18-2020
508 Hershey Ave.
Lancaster, PA 17603
717-299-4737 3-16-2020 1278 Millersville Pike
Lancaster, PA 17603
717-397-2481 3-17-2020

Royer Pharmacy was started in downtown Ephrata in 1879 by pharmacist George Royer. A very interesting and fun history of the company's 141 years can be found on the history tab of the website.
Royer Pharmacy is owned by siblings Donald and Robert Sherman, Patricia Leaman and Pamela Groff. Don, Bob and Pat are pharmacists and Pam is the company treasurer. Their father, William Sherman, joined the company in 1954 and worked with the family to develop the company for over 50 years.

Company president Don Sherman cited several reasons for the decision.
  • The owners are nearing retirement age.
  • Restrictive contracts and decreasing reimbursements from insurance, Medicare and Medicaid plans are making it increasingly difficult to stay in business and continue to offer the types of services patients need.
  • The merging of prescription files with CVS ensures that patients will have access to a company that is likely to be around for a long time.
  • CVS has the depth and vertical integration to provide multiple services that a small independent pharmacy cannot.
  • Employees will have a chance to be considered for employment by CVS
Staff was informed of the decision at a company meeting on 3-3-20. Sherman stated that 'while the meeting had a sad message, we have great employees who realize the many difficulties of the current pharmacy environment.' The combination of great patients, a fantastic and dedicated staff and a focus on personal patient needs are the reason the company became one of the oldest independently owned pharmacies in the country.

The Sherman family wishes to thank the public for their generations of trust and loyal patronage. It's been a great run and we and our wonderful staff couldn't have done it without you. It's been our pleasure to serve you.

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Give Royer Pharmacy a try and you’ll
"See how nice going to the pharmacy can be."

You need and deserve fast, friendly prescription service from people who know and care about you. We've been serving the community for over 140 years. Our owners, officers and pharmacists bring over 380 combined years of professional, independent, family pharmacy experience to work every day! We know that your time is valuable and that you expect to be treated like family, especially when you aren’t feeling your best. At Royer Pharmacy, we aim to please.


You deserve great service. We believe that in order for you to have a great experience, we need a great staff that enjoys their job and loves working with patients. Our pharmacists are chosen for their ability and desire to help patients, as well as their skill in answering questions in an easily understood manner. However, pharmacists can’t do it all by themselves, and that is why we staff our pharmacies with plenty of experienced technicians to help make sure you get the quality care and service you expect.

You deserve prompt service. Did you know that in most cases we can fill your prescription while you wait, usually in less than 10 minutes? We know your time is valuable and we aim to get you back to your daily schedule with a smile on your face. You can also call ahead with your refills on our automated voice system or use our online refill system - both available 24 hours a day.

You need great prices. Did you know that Royer Pharmacy prices are often lower than the large chains? In fact, in some cases, our prices are better than mail order.

You need a pharmacy that is willing to ‘make your insurance work’. We do our best to help with your insurance problems. We are always willing to call your insurance plan to cut through the red tape and find options that work for you. We want you to get the best value from your coverage.

You need a pharmacy that is willing to contact your doctor to help resolve any medication problems. We pride ourselves on having great rapport with doctor’s offices.

You need a pharmacy with a CAN DO attitude. At Royer Pharmacy, we threw 'can’t' out the window more than 100 years ago. When you walk in our door, you’ll find an experienced staff eager to meet all your pharmacy needs.