IN-OFFICE PRESCRIPTION PROGRAM
Introducing School Street Dermatology's in-office Presciption Program. It’s a convenient medication dispensing program that allows our patients to get prescriptions in our office; no need to go to the pharmacy or hassle with insurance. Although such a convenient service would ordinarily come with a premium price, we will be offering these prescriptions for LESS THAN THE COST OF YOUR INSURANCE CO-PAY.
This new option enables us to create a more convenient solution than sending you to the pharmacy, helps control and minimize the out-of-pocket expense to you, and effectively prescribe medication without the interference of insurance companies.
As always, you have the freedom to choose. If you feel that this service is not right for you, please tell your provider that you prefer to receive your medications from the pharmacy.
Where does the medication come from?
We've partnered with a federal drug administration (FDA) to customize the pharmaceutical prescription medications that we prescribe our patients. The FDA-approved and HIPAA compliant company we are working with Presciber's Choice, compounds your mediations specifically, using purer ingredients and superior products.
Is this program in the best interest of the patient?
Studies have shown that up to 30% of patients never get their prescriptions filled. When a patient leaves their providers office with medication in hand, compliance rates dramatically increase. Not including travel time, wait times at many pharmacies can be hours. So the option to get prescriptions filled in-office is especially meaningful to patients suffering acute sickness, pain, or who are elderly or have young children.
What medications do you dispense?
We currently dispense our most frequently prescribed medications for the most common dermatology conditions and they range in price from $35-65. The number and variety of medications we offer will grow over time.
How do I pay for my prescription?
We accept cash, check, debit, credit card or HSA when checking out at the desk. With this program we are not allowed to bill our patients’ insurance, but you can submit your cost to your Health Savings Account for reimbursement. So immediately following your appointment you pay for any medication prescribed to you and walk out the door with it in your hand. No extra trip to the pharmacy. Now you can take the medication right away, no waiting for prior authorizations only to be told by the insurance company they won’t pay for your prescription.
Can I still get my prescription filled at my pharmacy?
Yes. We’re happy to call your prescription into the pharmacy and work with your insurance company, as before our new program. Our role is to recommend to patients what we believe is the best treatment for your condition, and then you decide whether to purchase your prescription at our office or through your insurance.
What if I am not satisfied with the medication I get through the program?
You will get your money back and School Street Dermatology will prescribe an alternative. For a refund, patients simply go to prescriberschoice.com , click on Customer Service, and fill out the form with all required details to receive reimbursement in about three to four weeks.