Prescriptions prices are high, and many people believe that having insurance will help them get the best price possible. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Here are a few tips to ensure you get the best price possible when filling your prescriptions.

Consult Your Insurance

Before you go to your doctors’ office, head to your insurance’s website. There you can find a lift of approved medications. Taking this list to your doctor’s visit can help your provider decide which medication will be best for your needs that is covered by your insurance.

Talk With Your Provider

Your provider will help you find the right medications that are approved by your insurance. Using generic versions of your prescription is an easy way to save some money. Many doctor’s offices also have coupons for some medications. Ask your provider if they have or know of any additional savings you could qualify for. Providers may also have samples that they are able to give you.

If you have been taking a medication for a while, you might want to consult with your provider to see if this medication is still necessary. The best way to save money is to not need to purchase it anymore!

Shop Around

Whether you are using insurance or not, where you purchase medication can have a large impact on the amount of money you spend. Comparing prices between different pharmacies is a keyway to save some money. For generic drugs you can usually go to a large retailer, such as Costco or Walmart. They may have better prices and you can also save money by purchasing in bulk if this medication is one you use regularly. Also consider getting a pharmacy card or joining a Rewards program so that you can receive discounts or rewards on regular prescriptions.

 

For more information on how to get the best price on prescriptions, check out Dr. Ramey’s video on the subject on YouTube. The providers at National Allergy & ENT are here to help you find the best medications to fit your needs while providing you with world-class care. To schedule an appointment please call our offices at (843) 797-8162 or schedule online.