What is Medication Renewal?
Medication Renewal is a service designed to help patients who have run out of an important medication prescription and do not have time (because of travel, a recent move, or other circumstances) to have the healthcare provider who prescribed it renew it in time. We can help by providing a one-time only 30-day renewal of a current, active prescription. *This includes medications for blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, birth control and more.
During your visit:
- You must give the Healthcare Clinic provider the prescription bottle (preferred), the name of the pharmacy where the prescription was last filled, or the contact information for the healthcare provider who prescribed the medication (primary care or specialist)
- Next, the Healthcare Clinic provider will review your medical history and complete a health evaluation
- Once approved, the Healthcare Clinic provider will write you a 30-day prescription for the medication
The following prescriptions are not eligible for this service:
- Medications with refills remaining
- Medications requiring prior authorization to fill
- Medications last used more than 60 days prior to visit
- Sample medications
- All controlled substances (including narcotics and pain medications)
- All psychiatric/seizure medications except selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors (SSRI) and selective norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors(SNRI) medications (regardless of their designated use)
- All erectile dysfunction medications
- Cox2 inhibitors
Who is Medication Renewal Recommended for?
Medication Renewal is offered to patients ages 18 months and up.
Medication renewal may not be offered to patients who:
- Have had a recent treatment change by their Primary Care Provider (PCP) for conditions that fall outside our scope of service
- Were recently discharged from a hospital for conditions that fall outside our scope of service
- Were treated in an emergency room and started on medications for conditions that fall outside our scope of service
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.
1 Prescriptions written when clinically appropriate. Patients have a choice of pharmacy.
2 Service is available at Healthcare Clinic locations for patients 18 months and older.