We’re all looking for ways to simplify our lives. Consider the time and money that can be saved by using a mail-order pharmacy, pharmacies that ship your prescriptions to you at home.
Follow these tips to get the most out of your mail-order pharmacy.
- Always check your plan before using a mail-order pharmacy to ensure you are covered with that pharmacy.
- Check with your doctor too. Some medical practices prefer to send prescriptions to pharmacies where you can pick up the prescription. When you need a prescription on the same day it’s ordered, you have a few options. You can simply pick it up at a regular pharmacy, or you can ask your doctor to send two prescriptions, one to be picked up that day and one to be sent to the mail-order that will be delivered later.
- Don’t confuse mail-order pharmacies with online pharmacies. Mail-order pharmacies are those that work with your health plan and require specific insurance, whereas online pharmacies operate like regular pharmacies.
- Don’t feel limited. Using walk-in pharmacies and mail-order pharmacies simultaneously (for different prescriptions) is fine. However, it’s important for each pharmacy to know all of the medications you are taking for safety reasons.
Content by Lockton Dunning Benefits with info from https://www.goodrx.com/blog/5-things-to-consider-before-using-a-mail-order-pharmacy/.