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As we all take steps to slow the spread of COVID-19 by staying home and social distancing, you may be facing new challenges about how to meet basic household needs, such as getting your medicines. 

The CDC recommends limiting in-person visits to the pharmacy to help you protect yourself from COVID-19 when getting your prescriptions. Here are some tips:

  • 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.

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 or mail delivery of prescription drugs. 

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