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How To Refill A Prescription Without A Doctor

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February 18, 2021 Read Time - 4 minutes

How To Get A Prescription Refill Online

Is there anything more annoying than having to make a doctor’s appointment just to get refills of a prescription medication that you have been taking forever? You have to sit on hold trying to make the appointment, drive down to the office, sit in the waiting room. Eventually, you get your vitals taken, talk to a nurse, and then talk to the doctor, just to walk away with a prescription refill that you then need to go pick up from a pharmacy.

Thankfully nowadays, you no longer need to waste time with such hassles. With the world rapidly changing, there are now more accessible ways to refill a prescription without the hassle of a doctor’s visit. Keep reading to learn how to quickly and easily fill your prescription medications.

  • Book on our free mobile app or website.

    Our doctors operate in all 50 states and same day appointments are available every 15 minutes.

  • See a doctor, get treatment and a prescription at your local pharmacy.

  • Use your health insurance just like you normally would to see your doctor.

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How To Get A Prescription Refill Without a Doctor

With PlushCare, simply make an appointment online, or call (888) 496-6817 to set up a phone or video appointment with a doctor. They will review your medical history and prescriptions and then electronically send refills to the pharmacy of your choice.

Can Telehealth Refill Prescriptions?

While we are not able to refill every prescription with an online appointment, there are a variety of conditions for which we can give prescription refills, including:

If you have any questions about your refill eligibility, book an appointment today to see if your prescription can be filled online.

What Prescriptions CANNOT Be Refilled Online?

Due to federal laws and regulations, there are some medications that we are unable to refill online. “No prescription for a controlled substance” can be refilled online at this time. These medications include (but are not limited to):

  • Narcotics (Vicodin, Oxycodone, Percocet, Morphine)
  • Sleep Aids And Sedatives (Ativan, Klonopin, Xanax, Ambien, Lunesta)
  • Stimulant Medications (Ritalin, Adderall, Provigil)
  • Medical Marijuana

Does It Matter What State I Live In?

Our platform is proudly available nationwide, meaning you can get prescription refills no matter what state you live in as long as the medication is “issued for a legitimate medical purpose by an individual practitioner.”

How Many Refills Can I Get Per Appointment?

According to the FDA, eligible medications can be filled by a pharmacist for up to “five refills.” They may not “extend beyond six months from the date of issue of the original prescription” without first consulting with a doctor. For patient safety, our doctors will give you up to 90 days worth of prescription refills per online appointment, based on their discretion.

Can I Use My Health Insurance?

Yes, you can use your insurance to get a prescription refill online. PlushCare accepts most major health insurance. You’ll just pay the usual amount of your copay for an appointment. 

Can I Get A Prescription Refill Online Without Health Insurance?

Of course, even without health insurance, you can still get your prescriptions renewed online. An appointment with a PlushCare doctor for refills only is affordable, and if the doctor cannot help you, your appointment is free.

Can I Also Get New Prescriptions Online?

Yes, telehealth platforms such as PlushCare can diagnose many conditions with an easy online appointment and then electronically send new prescriptions to the pharmacy of your choice. 

Some common conditions that we can diagnose and treat with an online appointment include:

  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Sinus Infection
  • Bronchitis
  • Cold And Flu
  • Pinkeye
  • Sore Throat Or Strep
  • Upset Stomach
  • Rash
  • Ear Infection
  • Book on our free mobile app or website.

    Our doctors operate in all 50 states and same day appointments are available every 15 minutes.

  • See a doctor, get treatment and a prescription at your local pharmacy.

  • Use your health insurance just like you normally would to see your doctor.

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Make an Appointment Today

Making an appointment is easy and straightforward. Simply click here or call (888) 602-9297 to get started. From there, you can get your prescriptions quickly refilled as soon as today.


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U.S. Department of Justice and Drug Enforcement Administration. Title 21 Code of Federal Regulations. Accessed on March 16, 2021 at https://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/21cfr/cfr/1306/1306_22.htm

U.S. Federal Drug Administration. CFR – Code of Federal Regulations Title 21. Accessed on March 16, 2021 at https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfcfr/CFRSearch.cfm?CFRPart=1306&showFR=1

Prevoznik, T. W. U. S. Department of Justice and Drug Enforcement Administration. Early RX Refill. Accessed on March 16, 2021 at https://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/GDP/(DEA-DC-017)(DEA065)%20Early%20RX%20Refill%20-%20OMB%203-20-20%202200%20DAA%20approved.pdf.

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