If you require a refill on a current medication, please call your pharmacy first to check if you have any refills remaining on your prescription. If not, ask your pharmacist to contact our office and leave a message on our Pharmacy and Lab Line at ___-___-____ ext. ___ to request a prescription refill. Although we try our best to have prescription renewals processed, it could take up to 48 hours for your prescription to be refilled. Therefore, please do not wait until you are out of your medication.
Depending on the length of time Dr. Andrews has seen you, you may be required to schedule an office visit and have labs drawn for new scripts written on certain medications. If you have not been seen within a specified period of time, you will receive notification that you are due for an office visit. If you are not able to make your visit, we may reduce your medication or deny the refill altogether; no exceptions.
Please be advised that due to a change in Federal Regulations, all medications that contain hydrocodone have become Schedule II controlled substances as of October 6, 2014. This means that if your prescription medication contains hydrocodone, refills are no longer allowed and a new written prescription from your doctor is required. GreatCare OBGYN has a very strict and conservative view when prescribing narcotics and controlled substances. We do not prescribe these medications on a routine, ongoing or long-term basis. These medications are prescribed only during office visits and will not be refilled unless necessity is determined by Dr. Andrews. Please do not ask us to deviate from this policy.