There may be times that, for various and unforeseen reasons, a patient runs out of medication between appointments. If there is a future appointment scheduled, and there is no past-due or other outstanding account balance, or other problems or delinquencies with your patient account, I am happy to provide additional refills of any medication, enough to last until your scheduled return. However, if you missed your last appointment, or are otherwise overdue to return to clinic, and especially if there is no future appointment scheduled, or your account is past due and you have failed to make arrangements for payment, your request for a refill may be delayed or denied. In extreme cases, refills will be handled within 3-5 business days (not including weekends or holidays). All prescription requests should be handled during scheduled office appointments. Please keep up with your supply of medication to avoid running out. We are not equipped to handle emergent needs, so please plan ahead.
*Refills of habit-forming medications are typically limited to just enough to last until the next appointment. Under no circumstances will lost or stolen medications with street value be replaced or refilled early. It is the patient’s (or parents’) responsibility to safeguard all medications, including and especially those classified as controlled substances and which are known to have significant street (black market) value. Controlled medications (benzodiazepines) are never refilled without the monthly appointment requirement.