EpiPens are used for the self-injection of epinephrine, the first-line treatment for allergic emergencies. Common symptoms of an allergic emergency include hives, redness of the skin, tightness in the throat, breathing problems and/or a decrease in blood pressure. Allergic emergencies can be caused by triggers such as food, stinging and biting insects, medicines, latex, or even exercise.
If you are treated at Healthcare Clinic for an allergic response the provider may discuss with you the need to have an EpiPen prescribed for future emergencies. You will be instructed when and how to use the EpiPen in an emergency situation.
A Healthcare Clinic provider may write a prescription for an EpiPen refill as part of a paid exam only. *You must provide proof of active prescription (current medication bottle or verification by your current/prior pharmacy, pharmacist, or primary care provider) in order for the refill to be written. The prescription will then be sent to the pharmacy of your choice.
This service is available at Healthcare Clinic locations for patients 18 months and older.
If you believe you have a medical emergency, please call 911.