Picture this: you go to take your daily medication and you realize you are down to your last pill. Suddenly you need a refill. You call the pharmacy, but the line is busy. You call again a few minutes later. It’s still busy.
There’s now an easier way, where getting a prescription refill is as easy as pushing a button on your smart phone.
With the My Community Pharmacy app, patients can easily request refills for their prescriptions or order a prescription transfer from another pharmacy.
“It is a way for patients to ask us to fill a medication electronically, rather than waiting on hold via a phone call,” says Loralee Feininger, Pharm.D., RPH, charge pharmacist at KeyCare Pharmacy in Minot.
Patients enter their medications into the app. When they need a refill, they simply log on, select the appropriate medications, and send a message to the pharmacy. Patients can choose to receive notifications via text message, email, or an automated phone call once their prescription is ready.
KeyCare Pharmacy, located at Health Center – Medical Arts, 400 Burdick Expy E, and B&B Northwest Pharmacy, located at Health Center – East, 20 Burdick Expy W, are Trinity Health’s two retail pharmacies.
“Many people like the option of electronic communication to save time,” Feininger says. “Please talk with staff from our pharmacies for details.”