Published July 29th, 2014 by Stephanie
If you are concerned about the cost of medications, one of the best things that you can do is look at the different pharmacies in your area. For the few minutes that you spend transferring your prescription to another pharmacy, you could secure significant savings.
Some remote communities are serviced by only one major pharmacy, but the vast majority have at least two to choose from -- and many have three. Although competition can only reduce the cost of medication so much, it can still be helpful for you.
Although most pharmacies don’t exactly hand you coupons for bringing your business to them, there are many other ways that different pharmacies might be able to offer you value. Be sure to consider these before you make the final decision to move your business.
1) First And Foremost, Ensure Your Medication Will Be Less Expensive
With information about your medication and existing insurance, if any, a pharmacy should be able to tell you how much it will cost you to renew your prescription each week or each month. If you can’t get a straight answer, it is typically best to move on to another option.
2) Get The Features You Want And Need To Enhance Your Convenience
There are many different ways that a pharmacy can work to make things easier for you. For example, you might be able to call the pharmacy to renew your prescription, or you may even get it automatically renewed. Some pharmacies even deliver medication.
3) Find A Pharmacist You Can Trust
While some people do not spend much time talking to a pharmacist, others have built up a rapport with their local pharmacist. Some people find it easier to talk to their pharmacist than to their physician! Before you switch, make sure the pharmacists at your new business will take the time to see you and answer your questions.
When you first move your prescription to another pharmacy, you may have to fill out some paperwork and provide ID. These steps help to reduce the likelihood of fraud. After that, however, you are ready to go!
You can enhance your savings by ensuring that your new pharmacy accepts USA Rx pharmacy discount cards. Our network of partner pharmacies is growing every day, so call us soon to get your own card.