03/05/2009

WVU Urgent Care now offers prescribed medications to patients

Ten medications offered at $10 each

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Receiving medical care at WVU Urgent Care recently became even more convenient as patients are now able to buy medications before they leave the clinic.

Urgent Care offers patients the opportunity to purchase 10 commonly prescribed medications instead of leaving with a written prescription. A patient can purchase one course of the prescribed drugs in stock, which include antibiotics such as amoxicillin and penicillin. Urgent Care does not sell prescription narcotics.

No billing to insurance companies is done. Each prescription costs $10. Patients receive receipts when they leave Urgent Care to submit to insurance companies for reimbursement.

Age- and weight-appropriate dosages are available for adults and children. Refills are not available, so patients who need refills or who may need another medication to treat their illness will also need another clinic visit.

“This is a convenience we are pleased to provide to our patients,” Mark Rogers, M.D., Urgent Care medical director, said. “For some people, especially the parents of small children, the last thing they want to do when they’re sick is to leave our office and wait in line at a pharmacy. By establishing this program, we’re providing patients with one-stop shopping and hopefully, one less step on the road to recovery.”

Urgent Care administrators will review the program after three to six months to determine if there is a need to expand the number of drugs available.

For more information on WVU Urgent Care, see www.wvuurgentcare.com.

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For more information:
Angela Jones, HSC News Service, 304-293-7087
jonesan@wvuh.com
asj: 02-26-09

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