When you’re sick, the last thing you would want to do is get out of bed. Actually, it’s not that you don’t want; you just can’t. Having to get ready and actually head to the pharmacy is practically out of the question as well.
Accessibility to medication can also be an issue for the elderly, immunocompromised, and/or disabled. In some cases, people that struggle with access end up just not getting their medication at all. All of these factors have led to the availability of prescriptions being fulfilled over the phone or virtually, then delivered to their doorsteps.
The Rise of Prescription Delivery
A direct effect of the coronavirus pandemic has been the delivery of prescription medication. Telemedicine is becoming more in-demand, which means pharmacies should be able to offer the service to stay relevant. Long after the pandemic ends, it will likely still be in use as people resume their busy lives.
Read on for why getting prescription delivery is beneficial:
It Allows for Telemedicine
Prescription delivery isn’t part of the consideration for several patients because they worry about not understanding medication information. If there’s a new prescription at hand or it’s something you’re more familiar with, have a phone conversation with the pharmacist. They will usually be able to answer basic questions such as dosage, information on the prescribed medicine, and the delivery options.
It Will Help You to Recover Better
Moving around after an injury, surgery, or while sick is difficult and generally not advisable. Going out to the pharmacy may exacerbate existing conditions or even derail healing that’s ongoing. In some cases, just making it to the washroom will already be difficult.
Having prescriptions delivered to your door will be vital to the initial period of your healing. That means the first week or even month onwards can be spent focusing on staying in and healing as much as you can. For as long as someone can receive the prescription when it’s delivered, whether that’s you or another person, you can stay put.
Have issues with mobility? Talk to your pharmacist to see how you can get assistance according to your needs.
It Will Save You a Lot of Money
The effort, time, and gasoline/travel costs you would have spent going to and from a pharmacy are eliminated by delivery. When you sign up for auto-shipping or automatic delivery of your prescription medicines in bulk, you’ll definitely be able to save funds. When pharmacies process your orders, aside from the medication costs, pharmacies also have dispensary fees. More prescription refills means more dispensary fees that can add up in the long run.
Let’s say you have long-term medication. Why not order two or three months worth in one go? That means far less to pay in terms of dispensary fees at a time.
Prescription medication delivery is one of the interesting effects in the healthcare landscape brought on by the pandemic. Given the demand, it’s not seasonal and will likely be a staple for many years to come. Benefits include telemedicine, better recovery, and the ability to save a lot of money.
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