WhyTop Notch

We are local. We know our customers.


It’s All About Experience.

A Local Experience

The Charlottesville-Albemarle area is a very tight-knit community. We are fortunate that area families understand the benefits of supporting local businesses. A trip to the pharmacy should be an intimate experience, where customers/patients do not feel like they are merely part of a transaction. Simply put, we’re real people you can talk to. Our routine customers quickly get to know our pharmacists & staff. New customers frequently comment on how well their first experience went.

A Better Experience

In many retail pharmacy chains, employees’ interactions with customers can seem automated & conditioned. The Top Notch experience is anything but that. Our small, friendly, dynamic team is specially trained in their vocational proficiency & customer service. In addition to their pharmacy-specific education as required by law, all employees must complete Top Notch-specific training in the interest of providing you with the best possible service around. Our store layout is easy to navigate, and it’s very easy to find what you’re looking for. If you do need help finding something, or if you just have a question, we’re here to help. Quickly.

A Comprehensive Experience

We know the mere fact we are locally owned is not enough to earn your business. So we go the extra mile to make sure that your pharmacy experience bests the competition, at a price lower than the competition. Our inventory of prescription medications, OTC medications, and general store items is vast and comprehensive. Long story short, what you can find in a large pharmacy, you can find here. In fact, with our state-of-the-art compounding lab, we are one of the only pharmacies in the area who can mix and dispense certain medications! But we also offer much more-deliveries, our unique yet popular gift & book selection, Saturday hours, professional health consults, and more.

A Valuable Experience

Being locally owned does not necessarily mean more expensive. Multiple hours per week go into research to ensure our drug pricing system is always fair and current. Many patients (especially cash customers) have commented on how our drug prices were much lower than they expected after dealing with retail chains for so long. Having a flu shot or vaccine done at a pharmacy is usually the least expensive way to go, and just like our retail & drug pricing, we strive to be very competitive.