FAQ: Moving your prescriptions to the MIT Pharmacy
Yes. The MIT Pharmacy is fully staffed, and if you transferred prescriptions elsewhere during the COVID-19 pandemic, you are welcome to begin filling your prescriptions here again.
No. You do not need to be enrolled in Covid Pass to enter MIT Medical (E23) and go to the MIT Pharmacy.
First, if your prescriptions were placed in an automatic refill program by your outside pharmacy, be sure to unenroll from that program.
If your prescriptions come from an MIT Medical prescriber, the MIT Pharmacy can contact the provider directly to get new prescriptions for you. Just use the prescription renewal option within the HealthELife patient portal to specify the prescriptions you would like to fill here. Be sure to include “MIT Pharmacy” in the “Additional Comments” field at the bottom of the page, so it is clear that you would like to fill your prescriptions here rather than an outside pharmacy. Alternatively, you can call the MIT Pharmacy during business hours and speak with a member of the pharmacy staff to order your refills.
If your prescriptions are from a provider outside of MIT Medical, contact that provider directly and ask them to send a prescription to MIT Pharmacy. We can accept electronic prescriptions (eRX) from outside providers, as well as by fax, phone, or paper copy. As a reminder, you can fill prescriptions from mental health providers and hospital emergency departments without a referral, but we can only fill prescriptions from other outside providers if your file shows a referral from an MIT Medical clinician to that provider.
Aside from convenience, lower copays, and excellent service, it’s all about care coordination. Because our pharmacists are part of MIT Medical and work directly with your MIT Medical clinicians, we have access to pertinent medical information that outside pharmacies do not have have. When questions arise, we can communicate quickly and effectively with your MIT Medical providers.