1. Exactly Which Medications Am I Required To Have SchoolMed Dispense?
All Medication taken daily or as needed except: Accutane, Birth control pills
and as needed Lactaid.
2. Is The Pharmacy On My Insurance Plan?
The pharmacy is contracted with most insurance plans however, until you submit your
registration form with a copy of your insurance card, your plan cannot be verified
for billing. We will contact you if the pharmacy is not on your plan. In the rare
instance the pharmacy cannot bill your insurance; you may choose to give authorization
to charge your credit card for the meds. You will not be required to participate
in the SchoolMed program if your insurance will not pay for medications dispensed
by our pharmacy. Any co pays and credit card charges from the pharmacy will appear
as a separate charge after your school begins.
*SchoolMed can also bill your Student Insurance offered through your school.
3. I Can Only Refill My Child’s Medication When He Is Down To His Last
Pill. How Can The Pharmacy Send The Meds To The School So Far In Advance?
Even though it may be too early for your refill, our pharmacy will still dispense
and ship the medications to your child’s school, but will not bill your insurance
until the day your child begins school. Since that date will probably NOT coincide
with your refill date, the pharmacy will then hold on to the claim form until the
appropriate date to resubmit the claim for reimbursement. Your insurance will then
be billed on a monthly basis, coinciding with the refill dates. PLEASE NOTE:
Since we do not bill your insurance until your school begins, you may refill your
child’s meds anytime before school if needed.
4. What If I Pay One Copay For A 90-Day Supply Of Meds?
The pharmacy can only dispense a 30-day supply of medication each month. Please
notify SchoolMed if you have a 90-day plan to ensure if the medication will be
5. Can A Half Of A Pill Be Packaged?
6. My Child Takes A Different Dose Of The Same Medicine Every Other Day.
Can It Be Packaged That Way?
7. Will the Pharmacy Dispense Generic Or Brand?
Unless the prescription SPECIFIES “Brand Name Medically Nesessary”, the pharmacy will dispense the generic.
Many insurance plans only pay for generic.
8. How Do I Get The Physician To Prescribe A Controlled Substance More
Than A Month In Advance?
Most states will allow for a physician to write more than one prescription at a
time, as long as they are written for no more then a 30 day supply each, and are
dispensed only one month at a time. For example, if on May 5th your child has a physician appointment and needs a prescription
for Concerta 36mg to be used at that time, ask him to write
at least three additional 30 day
prescriptions for you send to SchoolMed. All prescriptions can be dated May 5th
or dated for each month.
Although the medication is not dispensed until the school year begins, the
prescriptions may be fillled up to 6 months before expiring in the state
where our pharmacy is located. Please note that controlled substances cannot be written with refills.
We will need a new prescription every month. Please send Rx's written only for
one 30 day supply per Rx. Please contact SchoolMed for information you can
provide to the prescribing physican.
9. How Will My Child’s Medication Refills and Changes Be Handled Throughout
The School Year?
The parent, school or responsible party must send the written prescriptions
directly to SchoolMed. If possible, please have all prescriptions written with
enough refills to cover the school year. We will need a new prescription every
month for controlled substances. SchoolMed will automatically send the refills
to the school every month. All medication charges, co pays and deductibles will
be charged on a monthly basis to the responsible party's credit card.