How to Refill Your Medication During COVID-19 Quarantine

As COVID-19 spreads across the United States, people are advised to stay at home and observe social distancing. Not surprisingly, people are worried about running out of their prescriptions. 

Thus, they are considering getting enough supply to last them the entire quarantine period. Perhaps, you are wondering how to refill your medication during a COVID-19 quarantine.

What About Your Insurance Restrictions?

According to America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), insurers can relax restrictions on the amount of drugs that people can get during emergency situations. AHIP activated the emergency plans needed to help Americans handle the current situation after President Trump declared a National Emergency.

Accordingly, many insurance companies have started waiving limits on 30 day supplies and are allowing people to get 90-day supplies of their medications.

How Do You Keep Adequate Supplies?

If you want to keep extra medication at home, you might want to talk to your pharmacist.  Perhaps, your pharmacist could give you a 90-day prescription. Call your pharmacy to ask for a prescription refill

If you are not sure if your insurance covers a large supply of medication, you might want to get in touch with your insurance provider. Your insurer could alert us or your pharmacist that you would like an early refill of your medication.

Your insurer may respond within three days. If you can’t wait for their response, you might want to consider paying cash to get your medication refilled.

Make Sure to Stock Up on OTC Emergency Medications

You also need to stock up on medications for emergencies particularly those medications that treat the symptoms of COVID-19 including fever, colds, and cough. Your drugstore could run out of these medications. You might want to have them on hand in case of an emergency.

Make sure to grab a bottle or two of acetaminophen or Tylenol to help with fever and Robitussin for the cough. They won’t treat a COVID-19 infection, but they can help relieve the symptoms, so your body can fight the disease better.

What to Do If You Can’t Leave Your House?

Whether you have coronavirus, or self-isolating, or quarantined, you may not be able to pick up your prescription. So, what do you do?

First off, you may want to check with your local pharmacy to see if they deliver. Carolina Pharmacy offers free home delivery of prescription drugs.  

How Can We Help?

Our retail area is closed, but we can deliver your refills and medications at home, or you can opt for curbside pickup or drive-thru. Our hours are the same, and we are still open on normal days and times.

You can also use our free app to refill your medication any time of the day, set reminders, or access your account with us.  Get in touch with us if you need help with refilling your medications during this stressful and dire time.