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I never travel for more than 2 weeks at a time but ran into an issue where my script ran out while I was away. Insurance rules wouldn't allow them to refill more than a few days before my current supply ran out. CVS is our main pharmacy so we had it filled at the nearest one. Our insurance is CVS Caremark and they encourage 90 day refills as it's actually less costly overall to do so. Less paperwork, less bottles to fill, etc.


I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be Douglas Adams

RV-less for now but our spirits are still on the open road.

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Crowe wrote:

I never travel for more than 2 weeks at a time but ran into an issue where my script ran out while I was away. Insurance rules wouldn't allow them to refill more than a few days before my current supply ran out. CVS is our main pharmacy so we had it filled at the nearest one. Our insurance is CVS Caremark and they encourage 90 day refills as it's actually less costly overall to do so. Less paperwork, less bottles to fill, etc.


at Sam's club pharmacy, when I need a RX when I will be on the road, they request a vacation exemption or some such from Aetna so they can refill early. would work great if trips are only 2 weeks.
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doghouseman wrote:

How do you guys handle getting prescriptions on the road?

Find a local doctor or try and do it all through the mail?


It came be a bit aggravating walking around in Walmart for an hour waiting for a prescription to be filled, BUT...

There is a Walmart within a stones throw of most camp grounds.
CVS and Walgreens are in most cities... Easy to use.

If you have planned ahead your pharmacy and Dr. can arrange for your prescription needs to be met.

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OleManOleCan wrote:

doghouseman wrote:

How do you guys handle getting prescriptions on the road?

Find a local doctor or try and do it all through the mail?


It came be a bit aggravating walking around in Walmart for an hour waiting for a prescription to be filled, BUT...
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I used to use walmart for Rxs until one day my Dr faxed? a RX to them, then I drove to the WM and was told it would be 2 hours. I then switched to Sam's club and get prompt service there. the walmart pharmacy is like a zoo, too many patients, too few pharmacists.
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When I order refills from CVS Caremark, one of the standard questions is “where is this to be shipped?” My home is the default answer but I have the option to get it at the campground. I always alert the campground office with a note IN WRITING that I’m expecting medicine by mail.

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I went to a local doctor just for a prescription and went to Walmart just to find out they accept my old prescription.

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