To get a vaccination how much will it cost and do I need an appointment?
Most prescription insurance plans pay for majority of vaccinations. Many of them have a zero co-pay since they consider this preventative medicine. Medicare recipients have a zero co-pay for flu and pneumonia vaccinations. Some vaccinations such as the Shingles vaccination do have a co-pay and it varies from zero to full price depending on your coverage. You can contact one of our staff to review what your co-pay most likely will be for the vaccination in question. As far as appointments are concerned, appointments are not required but it is best to check with the pharmacist on duty to find a time that is most easily worked into their busy schedule.
What do I do if I am going out of town for refills?
Some insurance plans allow for a “vacation override” for early refills when needed for vacation plans. There are many factors that have to be considered when making allowances for vacations, such as if the prescription is for a controlled substance, how early the refill is, how many days the vacation is, etc. It is best to call and speak to the pharmacist on duty, they will then assess your individual situation and make the best recommendation for you. In some cases, it may require getting a prescription transferred to the location of the vacation. We will try our best to accommodate your needs in the easiest manner.
What is Medical Synchronization?
Medication Synchronization allows the coordination of a patients full medication profile to allow refilling all medications at the same time each month.
How does this benefit me?
Medication Synchronization benefits you in several ways. First, it eliminates the need to phone in refills. Also, since you have all medications refilled at the same time each month, it allows for fewer trips to the pharmacy saving time and gas. Finally, it provides a monthly review of your entire medication profile to make sure it is accurate and up to date.
What is the difference between Brand and Generic medications?
A brand name drug is a medicine that’s discovered, developed and marketed by a pharmaceutical company. Once a new drug is discovered, the company files for a patent to protect against other companies making copies and selling the drug. At this point the drug has two names: a generic name that’s the drug’s common scientific name and a brand name to make it stand out in the marketplace. This is true of prescription drugs as well as over-the-counter drugs. An example is the pain reliever Tylenol. The brand name is Tylenol and the generic name is acetaminophen. Generic drugs have the same active ingredients as brand name drugs already approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Generics only become available after the patent expires on a brand name drug. Patent periods may last up to 20 years on some drugs. The same company that makes the brand name drug may also produce the generic version. Or, a different company might produce it.
How do I transfer my Prescription to Todd’s Pharmacy?
Transferring a prescription to Todd’s Pharmacy couldn’t be easier. Simply call or stop by our location, provide the name of the medication and where it was filled last. We will take care of everything else.
Can I get my diabetes supplies filled under my Medicare card?
Yes. At Todd’s Pharmacy we can bill Medicare for your diabetic testing supplies. Medicare will typically cover 80% of the cost and you would be responsible for only 20%. In cases where patients have a supplemental insurance to Medicare the 20% copay will be covered by them. If you are a prescription customer of Todd’s Pharmacy we can file several brands of supplies with zero up front cost to you. Some brands of supplies require payment up front and others we can bill Medicare with no up front cost to you. Call Us today and we can help you decide.