WODONGA’S Central Pharmacy will cease operating as a Bupa agent at the end of the month following the opening of a new retail centre in Albury.
The health insurance company was operating within the High Street pharmacy.
A Bupa spokeswoman said it was never an easy decision to close a centre.
“Bupa is committed to operating efficiently so that health insurance premiums remain as affordable as possible,” she said.
“We believe the new retail centre in Albury can offer members in the local area a better experience.”
The Bupa spokeswoman said a retail centre in Dean Street, Albury opened in August.
“The new centre offers a full range of our services, with staff working with members to make sure they are on the right level of cover,” she said.
“It will give us the flexibility of providing a more extensive breadth and range of services to suit the changing needs of our members.”
Letters have been sent to policy holders.
The Bupa spokeswoman said there would be no redundancies.
“In addition to the new Albury store, which is less than seven kilometres away from the Central Pharmacy, members can manage their health cover online wherever and whenever suits them,” she said.