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    DH is deploying in the very near future, and I'm moving home. Well, I started my prescription for BC in February and have quite a few refills left. (about... 5? I'm not sure.) Since I won't be near Naval at Lejeune, I don't know how I'm going to get them.

    Can Naval transfer my prescription?
    Can I just take the sticker on my case into any pharmacy, like Walgreens? (If I do that, then I'll have to pay, right? My BC is free, when I have it filled at Naval.)
    Will I need to just find a new OB/GYN at home to write a new prescription?

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    you can go to any naval hosp to have it filled, the system is all computerised.

    but you will need to change regions with tricare and change Dr's or you cannot be seen anywhere but the ER or acute care.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gunsgirl View Post
    you can go to any naval hosp to have it filled, the system is all computerised.

    but you will need to change regions with tricare and change Dr's or you cannot be seen anywhere but the ER or acute care.
    Sadly, I won't be near a Naval Hospital at home. I think the closest one is 2+ hours away. Although, since no one answered, I called a pharmacy on base and was told they can transfer my prescription to whoever as long as TRICARE is accepted.

    Thank you for reminding me about the bolded! I knew I had to change regions, but I didn't think about changing my doctors.
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    you may have a co pay at places like rite-aid, walgreens ( after 9/15) walmart, CVS ect. .
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    You can have your prescriptions delivered to your home.

    TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery and Express Scripts for more details...


    Home Delivery (up to a 90-day supply)
    Formulary Drugs Generic: $0
    Formulary Drugs Brand Name: $9
    Non-formulary Drugs: $25 (unless you establish medical necessity)
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    Yup, look into home delivery.

    Otherwise, you will most likely pay a copay. I think I paid $9 when I got prescriptions off base, though it will depend on the prescription. Usually transferring is easy; the new pharmacy calls the old one and gets what they need. However, that is with civilian clinics. I'm not sure if the military plays as nicely. All the more reason to do the home delivery.
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    I work in a pharmacy and transferring is very easy you will have a copay off base and if your BC is brand, your copay may be a bit higher. Just have your new pharmacy call the pharmacy you're transferring from and they'll handle it all!
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    When I went to Ohio on leave, I needed to get my prescription filled while I was up there. I went to a CVS, and gave them the info for the original pharmacy and my insurance and they handled everything. I had a co-pay, but it was VERY easy to transfer.
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    I think my copays were $3 for generics and $9 for name brand.
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