How to Get Your Prescription Filled Through Telehealth

Sep 01, 2023
How to Get Your Prescription Filled Through Telehealth
Telehealth simplifies the process of refilling your prescription so you don’t have to go out of your way just to get the meds you need on time. Contact us for a rapid refill today.

Telehealth has officially revolutionized the health care industry, at least for simple purposes like medical consultations and nonemergency urgent care visits. The service empowers you to maintain contact with your physician using a computer or mobile phone, even attending appointments using high-quality video and audio capabilities. The use of telemedicine increased substantially during the Covid-19 pandemic, with nearly 40% of adults using telemedicine services of some kind in 2021 after its 2020 onset. 

People continue to turn to telemedicine services for convenience. At Virtually Urgent Healthcare (VUH) in Dacula, Georgia, Rolandine Vaughan, PA-C, MPAS, provides accessible telehealth services that you can use when an office visit isn’t possible or requires you to go too far out of your way. Among many other time-saving services, VUH offers medication refills so you can get your prescriptions on time every time. 

Refillable meds for long-term health maintenance

Typically, medications that require refills are taken long-term. You may need to take a prescription for weeks, months, or years to manage a chronic (long-lasting) health condition. A single bottle will not suffice: You need to refill the medication periodically to replenish your pills and continue to reap the benefits of the medication. 

Rolandine can help you stay on track with refills for chronic conditions such as:

  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Osteoporosis
  • Arthritis
  • High cholesterol
  • Thyroid disease

You may also require medication refills for prescriptions that don’t treat any specific disease but are taken repeatedly nonetheless. Oral contraceptives, for example, must be taken at the same time daily to effectively prevent unwanted pregnancy (though they can treat women’s health complications like endometriosis or premenstrual syndrome too).

How to schedule and complete your visit

If your medication bottle is running low, it’s time to book a medication refill telehealth appointment with Virtually Urgent Healthcare. Simply call the line directly or book using our convenient online scheduling button. You can choose a convenient time between obligations to complete an easy virtual visit with a video call. 

During this video call, Rolandine may ask for some basic information about your overall health and the medical condition you’re treating. You should keep your previous bottle on hand so you can show her the label. She can answer any questions you have about your medication, its side effects, or the best time to take it. 

Rolandine can then send your prescription information electronically to the local pharmacy of your choosing. Then, simply go to that pharmacy when your refill is ready to collect it.

When telehealth refills aren’t an option

Rolandine can take care of your medication refill needs for most drugs for chronic illnesses. However, there are a few exceptions. You’ll need to see your prescribing physician in person to refill specific classes of medications such as:

  • Opioid painkillers
  • Antidepressants
  • Mood stabilizers
  • Antipsychotic medications
  • Medication-assisted treatment for substance use disorders

A specialist can dive deeper into your condition and current needs in regards to medications like these. 

Call Virtually Urgent Healthcare or book online to reserve your next medication refill virtual visit today.