When you live life by way of the open road, one of the challenges is finding dependable access to your prescription medications. But don’t let that scare you away from the idea of full-time RVing because there are a couple of simple solutions! We’ve got everything you need to know about managing your prescriptions while full-time RVing so that you don’t have to let your pharmaceutical needs curb your wanderlust any longer!
Talk With Your Doctor
You might be surprised at how accommodating your doctors may be if you just speak with them about your circumstances as a full-time RVer. They may be willing to work with you around your unique lifestyle. Ask them about the possibility of renewing your prescriptions remotely or getting refillable prescriptions. At the very least, it is a good idea to inform your primary care physician of your nomadic tendencies so that they’re not caught off guard if pharmacies call them outside of your ‘residing’ state.'
Chain pharmacies like Walgreens, CVS, and even Walmart are available all over the country, and they can be a dependable source of accessing your prescriptions. When you have your medications filled at one of these stores, your information will be in their system across all locations, so transferring your prescriptions and having them filled at various destinations is simple. You may even be able to set a new location online, if that’s your method of renewal. Many nationwide pharmacies will even accept faxed scripts directly from your doctor!
This option works great if the medications you use don’t require refrigeration. With mail-order pharmacies, you can have your prescriptions, sometimes up to a 90-day supply, mailed to your permanent mailing address. You can then have them forwarded to your current residing location. Some campgrounds will allow UPS or Fedex to house packages at their office or even deliver them right to your campsite! Just make sure you order your medications well before you run out so there is plenty of time for your new prescription to be filled, shipped, and delivered. You will also want to make sure that the online pharmacy you use is verified through the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy’s VIPPS site.
Don’t let your medical needs overshadow your thirst for adventure! You do have options for managing your prescriptions while full-time RVing so that you don’t have to put your health or safety at risk. The carefree RV life is just waiting to whisk you away! What are you waiting for?