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Prescription Refill in Agoura Hills

If you have been diagnosed with a chronic condition as defined by the Ministry of Health and Welfare and are taking prescribed medications, it is important that you do not run out of the drugs. You should always watch your stock of medication and plan in advance to ensure your prescriptions are filled in time and that you do not experience any surprises.

How to ensure you don't run out of medication

Forgetting to refill your medication until it's too late may not be as difficult as it seems. To avoid unnecessary blunders, follow these steps for timely refills:

1. When you're running low on medication, call your doctor to inform them about it as they may need a few days to process your request. Consider making the call when you have enough medication to run you another 7-10 days.

2. Have the medication bottles with you when calling your pharmacy for a refill, for easy access of required information.

3. Your pharmacy will check and inform you if your prescription has any refills remaining. If none are remaining, your provider will be contacted to supply more refills. You may have to wait a few days for this to be processed.

4. Your provider will use your medical chart to determine the number of refills needed. Note that further refills may not be provided for some medications until you schedule a one-on-one appointment. You will be told if this is required.

Information needed when requesting for refills

Besides your prescription bottle, have the following information at the ready because it will be needed:

1. Your name or the name of the patient you're representing

2. The patient's birth date

3. Name of the medication

4. The phone number through which the patient will be reached

5. How you want the medication delivered to the patient – if you will pick it up yourself or if you want it mailed to you

So, what if the pharmacy runs out of your medicine?

It is not uncommon for a pharmacy or clinic to run out of a medicine. If your pharmacy runs out of stock, they are likely going to refer you to a different pharmacy or provide you with a partial fill while they restock.

What if you move to another city or state?

If you relocate, it might take you some time before you can get a new doctor. Your old doctor may not agree to authorize refills for a patient they haven't seen for months or perhaps your medication is in the category that cannot be mailed.

In such situations, you may have to convince your old doctor to continue giving you refills while you find a new pharmacy.

Your new doctor may also want information about past refills before authorizing refills. Here, you will need to talk to your provider and connect them to your new doctor.

Prescription refill in Agoura Hills

If you just recently moved to a place near Agoura Hills or have just started medication for a chronic disorder, call us now at 818-706-8133 to enquire about the availability of your medication. You may also pay a walk-in visit for an urgent refill.