Filling your medication requests when we are not meeting in person requires time to take in the request, contact the pharmacy, record the specific medication in your chart for future reference and let you know when it is ready for pick up. When not meeting in person, I charge a modest fee for this service: For 1 month of stimulant medication it is $45 : For all other medications it is $40 covering 1-4 months.
Ritalin, Adderall and other stimulants can now be filled directly to the pharmacy by e-prescribing or by handing in the secure paper Rx directly to the pharmacy for 1 month. As these take longer to process please give me 5 days notice before these are needed.
Your insurance company may ask me to provide a prior authorization to justify a specifically prescribed medication for the coming 12 months. Because the prior authorization process often takes 20-30 minutes from the beginning of the request to completion of the effort. It is intended to save you considerable medication costs. I need to charge to charge $70 for the once-per-year service for any medication requiring prior authorization.