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Author Topic: Going on Vacation: How to Refill Out of State?  (Read 460 times)

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Offline dcity

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Going on Vacation: How to Refill Out of State?
« on: June 26, 2014, 04:22:25 PM »
Hi there! I scanned through a few pages of forums to see if someone had asked this before me so I apologize if this is a repeat question. (If so, please point me in the right direction!)

I am planning on going on vacation for about two months this fall to California (I currently live in NYC). I am worried because I will leave with a 30-day supply of my Complera and will need to refill while I am away in CA. I am currently fully covered under ADAP in New York State. Refilling said prescription in CA, I am afraid of facing the $2000+ prescription bill. I don't have anyone here I can trust to pick it up for me and send it to me. 

Does ADAP apply in out-of-state pharmacies? Is there a way to set up a mail delivery for the month I am away? Will a pharmacy send a prescription to a different state? Can I pick up two 30-day supplies at my Duane Reade? Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Going on Vacation: How to Refill Out of State?
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2014, 04:44:31 PM »
ADAP is a state run program though partially federally funded. You will not be able to get refills while in California. I really don't have any other advice on what you can do.
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Offline zach

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Re: Going on Vacation: How to Refill Out of State?
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2014, 05:10:22 PM »
are you really not able to have someone forward it to you? even speak to the pharmacist see if you can work something out
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Offline dcity

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Re: Going on Vacation: How to Refill Out of State?
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2014, 05:52:17 PM »
Thanks for your help guys-

I can ask the pharmacist. What will they be able to do? Send it to me or forward the prescription with ADAP's permission?

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Re: Going on Vacation: How to Refill Out of State?
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2014, 06:10:03 PM »
i mean put a bottle of pills into a bubble wrap envelope, into the plain old USPS, send it to wherever you will be staying or the nearest post office

when i backpack i do mail drops, i usually touch base before hand just to give a heads up, then label package

"HOLD FOR DCITY"

trick is going to be getting someone to do the leg work on the shipping side
gonna go up to the mountain, for to find a little peace
looking over the valley, for the beauty i see
out across the hills, forevermore

 


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