The duration of a drug prescription will depend on the condition being treated.
Acute infections may require treatment for three to 14 days while long-term health conditions, such as diabetes or hypertension, will require treatment indefinitely. Long-term medicines are usually written for a 30-day supply with approximately 12 refills.
If you have a mail-order drug plan, we may need to write a separate prescription for a 90-day supply with three refills.
For your appointment:
If you have difficulty paying for your medication, please speak to your doctor or ask to see the social worker. Other resources are located at http://www.seniorpharmassist.org/, www.RxOutreach.com (1-800-769-3880), and www.medicare.gov.