I know, the title sounds like some sort of bad ad copy for a mail order prescription company, but that’s not what it is. I used to get my prescriptions for oral medications filled at Target, but once they switched to CVS Pharmacy, I got out of dodge as quick as possible. I’ve written several different times over 7 years about my disappointments with CVS.
I decided to switch my oral prescriptions over to Publix pharmacy. Publix is a local grocery store in Florida. It is actually one of the companies that ranks in top 20 businesses to work for in the country. I switched because where I live, there is only a Walgreens and a Publix and Walgreens didn’t take my insurance, so Publix it was.
I loved how quick and easy it was to get my prescriptions there. There has never been a line to wait in, they call my doctor for any refills or updates needed, they deal with any insurance issues, they call me if there is an issue instead of waiting until I get there to pick it up, they text me when it’s ready, along with the exact price (my generics change every time so the costs vary depending on which generic they are using), and the staff is very friendly.
Because of this, I’ve actually decided to start getting my test strips and my insulin from them on a monthly basis as opposed to saving $20 and getting a 3 month supply. The mail order pharmacy that I had to deal with was always filled with insurance. If at anytime, I needed refills, or emergency orders, it would take “24-48 hours to process a new refill request, and then another 24-48 hours to ship out”, meaning that it would take a minimum of 2-3 days to get a new prescription or update to my insulin prescriptions shipped out.
I’ve now been using Publix for 3 months now and I absolutely love it.
It has been the easiest time in over 10 years of dealing with insurance and supply refills.