August 14, 2020

It’s important to keep taking your medications as prescribed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are some tips to help you protect yourself from COVID-19 when getting your prescriptions:

  • If possible, call in prescription orders ahead of time.
  • Use drive-thru windows, curbside services, mail-order, or other delivery services.
  • Try to make one trip, picking up all medicine at the same time.
  • If you go into the pharmacy, remember to wear a face covering and maintain social distance.


During this time, you may also want to contact your Medicare prescription drug plan to see if they’ve temporarily waived certain requirements to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 — like waiving prescription refill limits or relaxing restrictions on home delivery or mail delivery of prescription drugs. You can also ask your Medicare drug plan about extended-day supplies.

For more general information about COVID-19 and your Medicare coverage, visit

Source: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services