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How to Transfer a Prescription

By Aletha Reil ; Updated July 27, 2017

There are a variety of pharmacies that you can choose to fill your prescription. Every pharmacy wants your business, and they prove it by offering promotional offers to entice you to transfer your prescription to their pharmacy. Whatever the reason you decide to transfer your prescription to a new pharmacy, the process is fairly easy and only requires a small bit of effort on your part. In most cases, the pharmacy will do all of the work for you. By following these steps, you can easily transfer your prescription without any headache or hassle.

Select the pharmacy to which you want to transfer your prescription. Some pharmacies may vary slightly in the procedures, policies and methods that they have regarding prescription transfers.

Look for coupons and promotional offers prior to transferring your prescription. Some stores may offer various promotions in order to prompt you to transfer your prescription to their pharmacy. These include store gifts cards, gift certificates and cash back offers, along with many other promotions.

Locate your most recent prescription. Write down the important details that your new pharmacy will need, such as the name and phone number of your previous pharmacy, the type(s) of medications you have a prescription for, and the name and phone number of the doctor who prescribed you the medication. You will need this information to complete the transfer of your prescription. Most pharmacies do all of the work; you just need to provide them with the information they need.

Call or visit the website of the pharmacy to which you are transferring your prescription and review its procedures for the transfer process. Choose how you want to go about the process. Most pharmacies offer a few options based on what best suits your preference and lifestyle. These options include performing the transfer online through the creation of an online account, visiting the store and having a pharmacist transfer your prescription in person, or calling the pharmacy and having them transfer your prescription over the phone.

Transfer your prescription.

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