🩸 Diabetes is expensive in the United States. Here are 10 tips to help get your medication 💊 at the lowest price 💰
-Is mail order or using the pharmacy cheaper? They can be different prices and deductibles can be different.
-Is cash pay cheaper than using your insurance? Yes, this happens.
-Ask for a free sample from your doctor’s office at your appointment to help with a months cost of a prescription.
-Use www.goodrx.com to see if you can get discounts on your prescription. It’s free!
-Are you using the medication that is preferred on your insurance? *Always follow your doctors orders, but there might be another medication that works the same.
-Call pharmacies and ask how much your prescription will be at their pharmacy. Yes, pharmacies can charge differently.
-If you wear a medial device is it cheaper through Durable Medical Equipment or through the pharmacy side? Call your insurance company and ask.
-Is there a preferred or contracted pharmacy? For example, CVS is not contracted will my insurance so it will be expensive if I want to use CVS.
-Google your medication and coupons to see if there are any out there.
➡️ Call the company that makes your diabetes medications and ask for any discounts for people based on income.
END OF THE YEAR TIP
If you have reached your deductible, refill your prescriptions before the end of the year.