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How to refill your prescriptions safely

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If you are at high risk of contracting coronavirus, you are urged to avoid contact with the public.

Blessing Health System Administrative Director of Pharmacy Robert Ritchey recommends people call their doctor to see what options are available.

"Most pharmacy retailers are doing home delivery, so anytime we can do that and keep the patients out of the pharmacies the better and we've been calling insurances getting overrides on those high risk medications and making sure patients have enough stock, so they don't have to leave their homes," Ritchey said.

Officials at the Quincy Senior and Family Resource Center said home delivery is a good options for seniors on a fixed income, who cannot afford to stock up on their prescriptions.

"But the expense could be cost prohibited for them, if it's a $300 medicine, they budgeted every month, they're gonna spend $300 on medicine, all of a sudden, they have to come up with $900, it's not really realistic for some of them," Director Mike Drew said.

Some insurance companies are making it easier for people to avoid multiple trips to the store, by waving delivery service fees.

Drew recommends people utilize this option, if they are on a tight budget.

Drew Brown

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