September 23, 2020

When you're ready to start picking up your prescriptions from the Discovery Co-op Pharmacy, making the switch is a lot easier than you think!

We talked to Sarah Woytowich, Pharmacy Manager, about how you can easily find yourself in a new pharmacy.

I want to start filling my prescriptions at Discovery Co-op, but I still have refills remaining on my prescriptions. Can I switch pharmacies and not lose my refills?

When you transfer prescriptions, all the remaining refills are transferred, so none are lost. Simply go to one of our two Discovery Co-op Pharmacies (North Battleford or Battleford), and give them the name and location of your existing pharmacy. It is that easy! The pharmacy staff will do the rest.

How much does it cost to transfer my prescriptions to Co-op Pharmacy?

There is absolutely no cost for transferring prescriptions.

Can every medication be transferred to a new pharmacy?

Only the refills for narcotics and controlled drugs are not transferable. If you have refills for these at your existing pharmacy, you can continue to fill that prescription’s refills at the existing pharmacy until the refills have run out, or you can also ask your Co-op Pharmacist to contact your Doctor to issue a new prescription.

Is my insurance plan information and the list of medications I am allergic to also transferred to my new pharmacy?

Yes, all pharmacies are required to pass along that information to the new pharmacy.

I'm travelling and I've run out of medication. Can I transfer my prescriptions to Co-op Pharmacy and then transfer them back to my regular pharmacy when I go home?

Absolutely! That situation happens quite often. Simply go to the pharmacy and provide them with the information of your existing pharmacy.

Why is it important to fill all of my prescriptions at the same pharmacy?

Having all of your medications at the same pharmacy makes it easier for your Pharmacist to get to know all of your medical conditions, and better deal with any actual and potential drug interactions. It also allows the Pharmacist to make better recommendations as we get to know more about you and your lifestyle.

If you have any other questions about prescription transfers, get in touch with your Co-op Pharmacy today.

Discovery Co-op Pharmacy
North Battleford

9800 Territorial Drive
North Battleford, SK
(306) 446-7213

Discovery Co-op Pharmacy

91 22nd Street
Battleford, SK
(306) 446-5510

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