Our children’s health is absolutely important to us as moms. We make sure to take them to their yearly physicals. We play the nurse’s role and look after them when they stay home from school when they are sick. We run to the store to make sure they have their favorite snacks and chicken noodle soup when they have a cold.
However, we all know how expensive our children’s health can be. Insurance prices are high and sometimes outrageous. Even prescription drugs costs can really be over the top even when we have health insurance. Thankfully there are some ways to cut the costs of prescriptions.
Check out these 5 ways to cut out your prescription costs!
1. Go Generic
Often the newest and most expensive drug seems appealing. However, often these drugs are very expensive. Always ask if there is a generic drug when you are prescribed for a medication. If that doesn’t work, ask if there is a drug with a generic that would work just as well for the health condition. A simple question can really save you a lot of money.
2. Ask for Coupons
Yes, there are coupons for prescriptions too! Check with your doctor and pharmacy to see if they have any coupons or rebate offers for your medication that you take. Try even visiting the manufacturer’s website to see if they have any coupons or rebates you can print out.
3. Look for the Best Price
Before heading to your normal pharmacy and fill that prescription, call around to several local pharmacies and find out which one has the best price on your medication. The base price for medication can really vary from one pharmacy to another. Walgreens offers a Prescription Savings Club for $20 a year and $35 for families.
4. Try Mail Order Pharmacies
A lot more insurance companies are turning over to use mail-order pharmacies. Check with your insurance provider to see if they offer any discounts for mail-order prescriptions.
5. Check out the OTCs
Some of today’s OTCs (over the counter drugs) were actually prescription drugs. Before getting your prescription filled at a pharmacy, talk to your health care provider to see if you can get and OTC medication instead.