Prescriptions & Refills

Please be sure to bring a complete list of your current medications and dosages to every appointment. Whenever possible, written prescription refills should be obtained when you come in for your appointment.

Prescription Refills

In order to provide safe and quality care we request that all prescription refills be obtained through your pharmacy. To obtain a prescription refill contact your pharmacy directly.

If your prescription has expired, contact your pharmacy and they will contact your doctor’s office for refill authorization.

Please allow a minimum of 2 business days for prescription refills.

Certain medications cannot be refilled in advance.

After hours prescription refills are not routinely available. Prescription requests are handled during regular business hours.


OTC Medication Website Information

(Updated 2/9/11)


Requests for Over the Counter Medicine Prescriptions

Effective January 1, 2011, the Federal Government requires that patients have a prescription for over the counter medicines (OTC) and medical supplies in order to receive reimbursement through a tax fee HSA, FSA, or HRA.

 A Patient requesting prescriptions for OTC medications and/ or supplies should make an appointment with his or her health care provider to discuss the use of the medication before a prescription can be written.

If you attend an appointment for another problem you may ask for OTC prescriptions during that appointment, as long as the request is for three or fewer OTC items. More than three items will require a separate appointment so that your healthcare provider will have adequate time to evaluate your need and use of the medication.

When a prescription is written by a Physician, Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner, that professional is verifying that the medication is appropriate for the patient. Please allow us adequate time to evaluate your request and provide you with safe and appropriate medical care.

Thank you for your continued trust in the doctors and staff at Commonwealth Primary Care.