If you are getting your prescriptions by mail, then you will want to get your re-fills in as soon as possible. With the upcoming Holiday Season your orders may take much longer to get to you. That’s why it is important that you refill your prescriptions as soon as possible. How soon? You should submit your refill requests about six to eight weeks before you need them.
Election Time Could Slow Things Down As Well
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of people are expected to mail in their ballots. While the United States Post Office workflow should not be affected by this, it is best to be prepared.
Mail-in voting is going to start in earnest this October and will continue up to Election Day. This is yet another reason to get your prescriptions filled as early as possible.
Holiday Season Means Lots of More Mail
The Holiday Season will bring lots of extra mail to the post office. Usually, people will place tens of millions of orders for gifts the day after Thanksgiving. These packages will cause lots of strain on the Post Office’s ability to deliver mail on time.
Holiday deliveries are expected to last from Black Friday to the New Year. Therefore, you should expect mail delays from today until the end of the year. It is a good idea to look at your calendar and determine which of your medications you will need from now until the end of 2020.
Your Strategy To Getting Your Prescriptions On Time
Now that you know all the delays and challenges at the United States Post Office, here is a four-step plan that you can take in order to ensure that you can get your prescriptions on time:
1) Check What Medications You Have Left
Be sure to look at your current inventory of medications. If you are on multiple medications, then chances are that you have more of some medications and less of others. Identify the medications that you are running low on and make sure that you put in the refill requests for those medications with us as soon as possible.
2) Check What Prescription Authorizations You Need
Before you can get your prescription, you need to make sure that you already have the proper authorization from your doctor. Double-check to make sure that you have all the prescription authorizations that you need. If you are missing a prescription authorization, then be sure to make an appointment with your doctor as soon as possible. We can also submit a prescription refill request on your behalf by simply giving us a call.
3) Make Notice of Your Most Important Medications
While all of your prescription medications are important, some are more critical than others. For instance, medications to control your blood pressure will be more critical to you than medications to control your constipation. Make sure that you have enough of your most critical medications.
4) Keep Track of All Of Your Refill Orders
It is a good idea to have a database of all of your medications. That will help you remember which medications have a refill order, which ones need a doctor’s authorization and which ones have been refilled. This will keep you properly organized and help you stay on top of your prescriptions during the disruption in mail delivery.
Not the best at keeping track of when to reorder? No problem. Give us a call, and we can set you up for refill reminders! Our agents will give you a reminder call when it is time to refill your medication(s).
Getting Your Prescriptions On Time
You don’t want to go days or weeks without your most important medications. Be sure to order your prescription refills as soon as possible. Remember that you will want to give yourself up to eight weeks for the package to arrive.