7 Tips to Get Your Meds on Time
- Ask the mail-order pharmacy for a point person (with an individual phone number) to oversee all your prescriptions.
- If you're forced to use two different pharmacies, have your doctor monitor drug interactions vigilantly, and tell both pharmacists about all your meds.
- Registering new prescriptions by mail takes about two weeks. Get permission to fill a month's supply at your local pharmacy while you wait. (If the mail-order supply is for 90 days, the extra 'script must allow at least two refills.)
- If delivery requires a signature but you might not be home, have your meds sent elsewhere—your doctor's office, say, or a local clinic.
- If your meds are late, get an “override” to fill that month's supply locally.
- Before the shipment date, call the mail-order company to verify all medications and doses—and your address.
- Get tracking numbers to monitor the packages.