How Telemedicine Works

PRESCRIPTION POLICY

Prescription Policy

Physicians providing consultations for Vurgent.Care members may offer online prescriptions* for a wide range of products that deliver direct medicinal value. These include, but are not limited to, drug classes such as antibiotics and antihistamines. Convenience prescriptions for maintenance medicines may also be obtained in cases where a member is in transition to a new insurance plan or doctor. There is no guarantee that an online prescription will be issued on any consultation and online prescriptions will only be issued if the physician is able to gather the appropriate information to accurately diagnose and treat a given condition. Physicians will refer patients to their primary care physician or appropriate level of care when indicated.

It is important to note that Vurgent.Care is not a drug fulfillment warehouse. In the event a physician does prescribe medication, he/she will usually limit the supply to no more than thirty days. Patients with chronic illnesses should visit their primary care physicians or other specialists for extended care.

Vurgent.Care’s network physicians do not issue online prescriptions for substances regulated by the DEA, those used for a non-therapeutic purpose, and/or those substances which may be harmful (potential for abuse or addiction).

For a current list of DEA controlled substances, click here.

It is important that expired, damaged, and unusable medications are disposed of properly. Please follow the instructions detailed on the FDA website at the following link:http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm101653.htm regarding proper methods of disposing unused medicines.

*Online prescriptions will only be issued when indicated and approved by a physician, and as permitted by law in your state.

  • COST CONTAINMENT

    Telemedicine costs less than a co-pay. Re-directing unnecessary visits can reduce healthcare costs by up to 25%

  • PRODUCTIVITY

    Telemedicine gives patients easy access to a physician, reducing the risk that medical problems become chronic.

  • FLEXIBLE IMPLEMENTATION

    Telemedicine can be implemented anytime of the year with minimal hassle. There are no waiting periods or exclusions.