Health Crush Contributor
Finding the cheapest pharmacy to fill prescriptions can seem like a daunting task. With having to call or drive around town, request prices and deal with crunching all the numbers, you can feel like searching prices is a full-time job. But wait, there is a simpler way that you may not be aware of!
By using price look-up tools, like SuReceta’s prescription price search engine, you can easily find the cheapest pharmacy to fill prescriptions at.
How to find prescription discounts
It’s simple to use tools like SuReceta. Is all you have to do is visit the website, or download the app on Google Play or the App Store, search prices, then print coupons.
Why you should shop around for the cheapest pharmacy to fill prescriptions at
Many people are still unaware that prescription drug prices vary not only by pharmacy location, but also by which discount source is used, e.g., a health insurance card. Before filling your prescription, it’s important to search which pharmacy has the lowest price, using tools like SuReceta.
Step 1: Plug in the name of your medication
Step 2: Find the cheapest pharmacy to fill prescriptions at
Step 3: Locate the pharmacy on the map
Step 4: Present SuReceta’s prescription drug coupon to the pharmacist
Why does the price for the same drug vary by which pharmacy you shop at?
Drug prices vary by pharmacy for a number of reasons. One of the simplest ways to explain it is that different Pharmacy Benefit Managers PBMs (the companies that negotiate prices between pharmacies and drug manufacturers) have negotiated prices with different pharmacies. When a number of different PBMs negotiate prices with a number of different pharmacies, you’ll find prices can vary widely.
Is this how you can find the cheapest place to get prescriptions filled without insurance?
Yes, this is how. You can use SuReceta if you have insurance or not. You cannot stack SuReceta’s discounts on top of your insurance’s price though. The price displayed in SuReceta is the price you will pay at the pharmacy counter. Searching SuReceta’s database is the easiest way to find the cheapest place to get prescriptions filled without insurance.
If you ask yourself, how much will my prescription cost without insurance, and we haven’t completely answered that question, you can read more in our blog post by our founder, Dr.Mosquera, here.
An easy way to find medicine at discount prices
Finding medicine at discounted prices has never been easier. You used to have to call around to find out what the price for your medication was going to be, and even then … the pharmacist rarely would give you the price of your medication over the phone. That led to you having to drive around town to find the lowest price.
By completing a few simple steps, like the ones we listed above, you should be able to find a discounted price for your medicine. Always remember, your insurance may not have the lowest price, which is why you should always shop around, using services like SuReceta, to get medicine at discounted prices.