Most of the time, when doctors or nurse practitioners at MIT Medical prescribe medications, they will not give you a paper prescription. Instead, they will send the prescription to the MIT Pharmacy electronically. To get the prescription, just go to the pharmacy, give them your name, and tell them you are waiting for your prescription. When your medication is ready, they will call your name, and you can go to the counter to pick it up. With the MIT Affiliate Extend Insurance Plan, you’ll have a copay for prescriptions at the MIT Pharmacy. This means you will pay for only a small portion of the medication’s cost.
If you don't have the MIT Affiliate Extended Insurance Plan, you may still use the MIT Medical Pharmacy to fill prescriptions from doctors or nurse practitioners at MIT Medical, but you will probably have to pay full price at the MIT Pharmacy. Afterwards, you can get a form from your insurance company and fill it out to ask them to pay part of the cost.
When you need a new prescription...
What should you do when you run out of a medication that a doctor or nurse practitioner at MIT Medical prescribed for you? If you need more, you will have to request a refill. There are several ways to do this:
- Request the refill online through HealthELife
- Call the 24-hour prescription refill line at 617-253-0202
- Stop by the pharmacy and fill out a prescription request form with the medication name or prescription number.
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