Specialty Pharmacy: FAQs
Is a pharmacist available to answer clinical questions?
A pharmacist is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to answer any clinical questions or concerns you may have regarding your medications by calling your pharmacy’s store number. If you feel that you are experiencing a true medical emergency, we advise that you call 911 immediately. For prescription status or questions about insurance coverage, etc., please call your pharmacy during normal business hours.
How do I place a prescription order?
Your prescription can be dropped off in person at local Baptist Specialty Pharmacy. Typically, however, your prescriptions will be faxed or sent to us electronically to us directly by your physician. We will do all of the work for you – we contact your insurance company and determine what your coverage is and then will reach out to you as soon as we know what your financial obligation is. We will even try to find some financial assistance through co-pay cards, if applicable.
How do I obtain a refill?
For specialty medications, as part of Baptist Specialty’s Patient Management system, one of our technicians will reach out to you directly about a week before you are scheduled to run out of your medication. We will ensure that you are feeling well, are not experiencing any side effects, and will connect you with a pharmacist if you have any questions. Finally, during the call, we will schedule the refill for you. We can even take care of refilling any non-specialty medications at that time as well.
How do I access medications in case of an emergency or a disaster?
If there is an emergency or a disaster, Baptist Specialty Pharmacy will make every effort to ensure that you do not experience an interruption in your medication regimen. If possible, we obtain an override to fill the prescription early if there are anticipated delivery delays. We could arrange to have to medication delivered via a courier service, or we could transfer the prescription to a different pharmacy, if either of those that would make sure you receive the medication in a more timely manner.
How do I check on the status of my prescription?
You can check on the status of any of your prescriptions filled with Baptist Specialty during normal business hours. Please call your local Baptist Specialty Pharmacy number, and one of our technicians would be happy to update you on the status of your prescription inclusive of insurance status, shipping status, etc.
What information do I need to know about prescription substitutions?
Please know that whenever financial beneficial to our patients, Baptist Specialty Pharmacy will institute prescription substitutions (unless specifically stated otherwise by a physician).
If it ever became necessary to transfer a prescription, for example, if I was relocating, how would I go about accomplishing that?
If a transfer situation arises, please call Baptist Specialty Pharmacy, and we will work with you to transfer the prescription to a pharmacy that best suits your needs.
What if a medication is not available at Baptist Specialty Pharmacy, what do I do?
If there is a medication that cannot be dispensed by Baptist Specialty Pharmacy, we will find another pharmacy to which we can transfer it. We will do all we can to streamline that process for you, making it as uncomplicated as possible.
What do I do if there is a medication recall?
If there is ever a medication recall, Baptist Specialty Pharmacy is notified immediately by the FDA and/or the manufacturer. In turn, Baptist Specialty will reach out to you directly to inform you of the recall, and determine whether any of the medicine has been taken, and what to do if that is the case. You will be instructed not to take the medication, if you haven’t. We will send you directions and packaging to return the medication back to Baptist Specialty Pharmacy.
How do I dispose of my medications?
If your medications are injectables, you should dispose of the needles in the Sharps container that Baptist Specialty Pharmacy sent with your initial shipment. Please call your local county government to determine when and how pick-ups are managed.
What do I do if I experience an adverse reaction?
Please never hesitate to reach out to Baptist Specialty at any time if you experience a reaction to your medication that is concerning. Our pharmacists can help you manage side effects. Depending on the severity of the reaction, you should always call 911.
How do I report concerns? Or if I determine there was an error?
If you have a concern or a grievance, please call your Baptist Specialty Pharmacy directly and report the details. Each complaint is investigated and resolved within 10 business days. If you suspect an error, please call Baptist Specialty Pharmacy. Each error will be mitigated immediately, for instance the medication will be replaced if necessary, and you will be guided through the resolution process. You may also contact ACHC at Toll-Free: 855-937-2242 to report a concern.