Prescription drugs can be a major expense for families, especially if you have multiple prescriptions. Here are three tips to help you save money on prescription drugs.
1. Check your insurance plan – Many insurance plans have a list of preferred pharmacies. If you use one of these pharmacies, you may be able to get a discount on your prescriptions. You can also check to see if your insurance plan has any mail-order options for prescriptions. Mail-order pharmacy prices are often lower than retail prices.
2. Compare prices – Don’t assume that the price of your prescription is the same at all pharmacies. Call around or check online to compare prices. You may be surprised at the difference in cost between different pharmacies.
3. Ask for generic drugs – Generic drugs are just as effective as brand-name drugs, but they cost much less. If your doctor prescribes a brand-name drug, ask if there is a generic option that you could take instead. Generic drugs can save you a lot of money on your prescription costs.
4. Look for coupons or rebates offered by the drug manufacturer. Drug manufacturers will sometimes offer coupons or rebates to help offset the cost of their products.
By following these tips, you can save money on your prescription costs without sacrificing the quality of your care. If you have any questions about how to save on medication please don’t hesitate to give us a call at Bay Area Family Physicians. We’re here to help you live your best life!