Frequently Asked Questions2023-09-05T15:26:44-02:30

Frequently Asked Questions

Customized solutions for your healthcare needs

How can I contact your pharmacy for further assistance?2023-06-23T15:02:07-02:30

Visit our Locations page and contact your local pharmacy.

Do you offer home delivery of medications?2023-06-23T14:58:43-02:30

Yes, we offer home delivery services for your convenience. Contact us to inquire about our delivery options and eligibility criteria.

Can I receive vaccinations at your pharmacy?2023-06-23T14:58:36-02:30

Certainly! We provide a range of vaccinations, including flu shots, travel vaccines, and other immunizations. Visit your local Shorewell pharmacy for more details.

Do you offer specialty compounding services?2023-06-23T14:58:31-02:30

Yes, we offer specialty compounding services to tailor medications to individual patients’ needs. Please contact your local Shorewell pharmacy for more information.

Are your pharmacists available for consultations?2023-06-23T14:58:24-02:30

Yes, our knowledgeable pharmacists are available for consultations regarding your medications, potential drug interactions, and any other concerns you may have. Visit our Pharmacist Walk-In Clinic page to find a location or book an appointment.

Can I transfer my prescriptions to your pharmacy?2023-06-23T14:57:50-02:30

Absolutely! We offer prescription transfer services. Simply provide us with the necessary details, and we’ll take care of the rest. Get started with the form!

What services do you offer besides medication dispensing?2023-06-23T14:59:34-02:30

In addition to medication dispensing, we provide services such as medication therapy management, immunizations, health screenings, and medication counseling.

Can I refill my prescription online?2023-06-23T14:59:41-02:30

Yes, we offer convenient online prescription refills through our website. Simply visit our Prescription Refills page and follow the instructions.

Do you accept insurance plans?2023-06-23T14:59:48-02:30

Yes, we accept a wide range of insurance plans. Please contact us or visit our pharmacy for more information specific to your insurance coverage.

What are your pharmacy’s operating hours?2023-06-22T11:25:42-02:30

Check our locations page to find the operating hours for your closest Shorewell pharmacy.

Does compounding sound right for you?2023-06-16T16:30:00-02:30

Ask your health care provider or pharmacist about compounded medications today.

Does my doctor know about compounding?2023-06-16T16:30:01-02:30

Prescription compounding is becoming more well-known, but some may not realize the extent of its resurgence in recent years. Ask your physician about compounding, or get in touch with a compounding pharmacy.

Is compounding expensive?2023-06-16T16:30:01-02:30

Compounding may cost more or less than conventional medication. It depends on factors such as the type of ingredients and equipment required as well as the time it takes the pharmacist to research and prepare the medication.

Will my insurance cover compounded medications?2023-06-16T16:30:02-02:30

Every prescription insurance plan is unique. Some insurance plans cover compounds directly at the pharmacy counter, and others may require the patient to submit a claim form. You should contact your prescription plan to see what their coverage is for your customized medication.

Is compounding legal? Is it safe?2023-06-16T16:30:02-02:30

The Food and Drug Administration has stated that compounded prescriptions are both ethical and legal as long as they are prescribed by  a licensed practitioner for a specific patient and compounded by a licensed pharmacy. In addition, compounding is regulated by state boards of pharmacy.

What kinds of prescriptions can be compounded?2023-06-16T16:30:03-02:30

Compounding pharmacists can prepare medication for a variety of needs and applications, including:

  • Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy
  • Hospice
  • Pediatrics
  • Pain management
  • Ophthalmics
  • Dentistry
  • Otic (for the ear)
  • Dermatology
  • Medication flavoring
  • Neuropathy
  • Veterinary
  • Sports medicine
  • Infertility
  • Wound and scar therapy
  • Podiatry
  • Gastroenterology
Can my child or elderly parent take compounded medication?2023-06-16T16:30:03-02:30

Yes. Children and the elderly are often the types of patients who benefit most from compounding. If prescribed by your health care provider, a compounding pharmacist can alter the strength of a medication or change the form so that it is easier to use. A compounder can also work with a physician and patient to select a flavor based on the patient’s preference. Flavoring options include bubble gum, grape, tutti frutti and vanilla butternut, among many others. Compounding pharmacists also can help patients who experience chronic pain. For example, some arthritic patients cannot take certain medications due to gastrointestinal side effects. Working with a physician’s prescription, a compounding pharmacist can provide these patients medications as topical creams that can be absorbed through the skin. Compounded prescriptions frequently are used to ease pain, nausea and other symptoms for hospice patients as well.

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