Portage Hometown Pharmacy

140 East Cook Street
Portage, WI 53901

Pharmacy Hours

Mon-Fri 8:00am - 6:00pm
Sat 9:00am - 1:00pm
Sun Closed

Connect With Us

Phone : (608) 742-3545
Fax : (608) 742-0358

Wilz Drug was started in October 1952 by John Wilz and his uncle, Rufus Wilz. Larry Wilz  bought the store from his father in 1984  and it became part of the Hometown Pharmacy family in May of 2018.  Wilz Drug continues to operate the historic soda fountain, with daily specials and The St. Vincent de Paul free clinic continues to operate, in the lower level from 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesdays.  Wilz Drug has a large selection of apparel, gifts, home decor, over the counter products as well as supplements, durable medical equipment and more.

Hello, my name is Larry. I grew up in south central Wisconsin and can’t imagine living anywhere else. I have been a community pharmacist for many years and enjoy being a pharmacist, educator and healthcare advocate on mainstreet. I graduated from Drake University in 1989 with a degree in Pharmacy and have been a community pharmacist since then. Your community pharmacist is a medical professional who serves as a front line educator with the primary goal of improving or maintaining health.

Personally, I have been married to Karen for 28 years. We have 4 children, Matthew, a Pharmacist. Nicholas, and Engineer. Samantha, a graduate student at UW Madison obtaining a Master’s degree in Public Health and entering medical school in 2021 and Kara, a UW Madison student obtaining her degree Occupational Therapy. Two dogs, Tucker and Wrigley who enjoy running in hayfields and chasing pheasants.

During our free time, we enjoy participating in endurance activities and sports, outdoor activities, camping, hunting and farming.

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