In the wake of COVID-19, grocery stores and pharmacies may have limited stocks due to hoarding. Some drug stores could also be short on stocks as deliveries from suppliers are inconsistent because of illness and restricted movement.
There could be long lines at the essential stores because of social distancing and limits to the number of people within a confined space. But patients who belong in the vulnerable sector and need to take their maintenance medications have to make sure that they have enough supply during a quarantine order in the time of COVID-19.
Physician dispensing solutions makes getting medications easier and safer
Healthcare facilities and clinics that offer in-office drug dispensing make it convenient for the patients to get their medical supplies. Aside from the routine disinfection and safety measures, dispensing medications at the point of care also reassures patients of lesser exposure to COVID-19. If the clinic itself has the medications that patients need, then they won’t have to line up in pharmacies to purchase the drugs.
Patients can conveniently come to the doctor’s office, often by appointment to space out consults, and refill their prescriptions or buy the medications in the clinic itself. Clinics with in-office physician dispensing solutions become a one-stop place for patients. This practice helps limit a patient’s interaction or encounter with other people, so minimizing their risk of exposure to potential virus carriers.
In this public health crisis, pharmacies may be overrun with people who are buying unnecessary medical items. Someone who is in the vulnerable sector (such as pregnant women, the elderly, and patients who are immunocompromised because of existing medical conditions) may needlessly be exposed if they still have to purchase their medications from elsewhere other than the doctor’s clinic.
Patients may also conveniently call up the clinic and talk to the doctor or the staff before going to the clinic, especially if they need new prescriptions. Furthermore, they are guaranteed the right number of refills for the exact supply they need during the quarantine. They won’t have to be concerned about the medications running out of stock.
CDC Recommendation During COVID-19 Quarantine
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the public must have a seven-to-10-day supply of essential medicines like acetaminophen at home. Medications with prescriptions may be given a 30-day emergency refill, but you can ask for a 90-day supply from your physician. Some states, however, may impose a limitation on emergency refills since these are extraordinary times.
Learn more about FCHS and the benefits of physician dispensing solutions to your clinic
First Coast Health Solutions (FCHS) is a leading national provider of full-service in-office physician dispensing software. We are one of the best medication dispensing companies in the country. We dispense only FDA approved pre-packaged medications and provide doctors with a cutting-edge, but simple to follow, web-based dispensing system. Our priority is to promote the establishment of a medical environment that is fully compliant and delivers complete quality patient care.
Do you want to upgrade how your practice handles prescriptions? Look no further! Our physician medication dispensing software comes with much more than you can expect!
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