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Why Millennials Are Getting Their Prescriptions Online

From shopping to streaming shows, from ordering food to booking travel, from finding a date to stalking your ex, it’s no surprise more millennials are using the internet to get their prescriptions too.

Seeing an online doctor and getting your prescriptions right from your phone or your computer makes getting the medical care you need easy, convenient, and cost-effective, no wonder so many people are doing it!

Interested in learning more about how you can get prescriptions online? Read on as we cover how to see an online doctor who can write you a script and send it to your local pharmacy.

Can an Online Doctor Write a Prescription?

Yes! In fact, it’s now easier than ever to see a doctor who can write a prescription online. Generally speaking, online doctors, like our doctors here at PlushCare, can write 90-day prescriptions for medicines approved by the FDA. They can also write prescription refills.

Medications online doctors cannot prescribe include narcotics and other controlled substances such as:

  • Medicinal marijuana
  • Antipsychotic medications such as Zyprexa, Risperdol
  • Stimulants, including Adderall and Ritalin
  • Narcotics, like morphine, oxycodone, and Vicodin
  • Sedatives and sleep aids, including Xanax, Ambien, Ativan, and Lunesta

What Prescriptions are People Getting Online?

After meeting with an online doctor who can help diagnose your condition and determine the right treatment plan, he or she may suggest a prescription medication.

Some common prescriptions people are getting online include:

This is just a fraction of the prescriptions online doctors can write. Many people also book an appointment with an online doctor about other health concerns that may require a prescription such as acid reflux, urinary tract infections, strep throat, or the flu.

Save Money with an Online Doctor Appointment

There’s no denying that health care is expensive, and if you need to see a doctor, the cost can definitely be stressful. However, at PlushCare we make it possible to see a world-class doctor without a big price tag.

We accept all major insurance providers, and you will only pay your typical copay. If you do not have insurance, we also offer an affordable flat fee of $99, making it possible for everyone to get the care that they need.

If the online doctor is unable to treat you, they will refer you to an in-person doctor and your appointment will be completely free.

Seeing an online doctor could save you hundreds of dollars out of pocket and without the need to expose yourself to germs sitting in a doctors office.

Getting on Board With Online Medicine

Gone are the days where you could only get a prescription by visiting your primary care doctor’s office. You can now conveniently see and speak with a doctor online and have your prescriptions electronically sent to your local pharmacy.

Not only will this save you time, but this will save you money. With services like PlushCare, you know what your upfront costs are going to be, so there aren’t any surprises. You can also speak with a PlushCare doctor about your concerns and talk about what treatment option is best for you. Our PlushCare doctors will talk to you about your prescription options if they think a prescription is a necessary part of your treatment plan.

If you’re still unsure about online doctors, read our article How do Online Doctor Visits Work. To learn more about online prescriptions, read our article Can Online Doctors Write a Prescription?

Ready to book your appointment and speak with a doctor as soon as today about getting a prescription online? Book here.

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