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Question 5

5. Do you know how to get your at-home medications and refills?
Before going home, it is important for you to think about where you plan to pick up your medications. This could be at a Health outpatient pharmacy or at your local drugstore. It depends on your preference and insurance coverage. You also need to think about how you plan to pay for the medications. While some medications are covered by insurance, many are self-pay or have a co-pay where you are responsible for part of the bill.
If you are unclear about your coverage or how you are going to pay for your medications, please let your nurse or social worker know.
To avoid running out of medications, plan ahead. You need to know where you will get your refills and how you will pay for them. Be sure to get your medications refilled before you run out of them.