The Advantages of Getting Scripts Online

March 15, 2023by Phenix Health

Getting Scripts Online: Once you’ve signed up to receive electronic prescriptions from your doctor, you will be sent a message to your mobile device. This will contain a ‘token’ that contains all the information needed to dispense your medicine.

Once you’ve registered with your pharmacy, they will scan this token and dispense your medication for you. It is a safe and convenient alternative to paper prescriptions, saving you time and money!

Save time

One of the main benefits of getting your prescriptions online is convenience. Unlike paper prescriptions, electronic ones can be delivered straight to your home or picked up at the pharmacy of your choice. Plus, you won’t have to worry about forgetting to pick them up or getting them mixed up.

Getting Scripts Online

Scripts are also a great way to save on pharmacy costs. For example, a 3-month supply of generic drugs can be delivered to your door for around the same price you’d pay at your local supermarket or pharmacy. And, if you have an Active Script List (ASL), you can get your prescriptions sent directly to the pharmacies of your choice.

The best part is, you can choose which pharmacies to visit and have your medicine dispensed by a friendly pharmacist who will also provide you with professional advice on any health or medication issues.

The e-mail, text or app notification will also let you know when the next prescription is due, so you can plan ahead and avoid the headaches that come with having to remember to reorder your medicine.

Save money

Getting scripts online can save you money on medications, especially if you regularly take them. Some online services offer an easy-to-use search tool that lets you compare prices from several major pharmacies.

Using these tools can help you find cheaper prescriptions that work the same as your current medication. You can also look for manufacturer coupons or rebates that can cut costs even further.

Another advantage of getting your prescriptions online is that you can get them delivered right to your home. This can be a huge time-saver as it eliminates the need to make trips to the drugstore.

Getting your prescriptions online can also save you money on drugs that aren’t covered by insurance. Some online order pharmacies will offer you a 90-day supply of medications for less than the cost of a one-month prescription at a retail pharmacy, which can add up to significant savings.

Save the environment

Aside from the cost saving of getting your prescriptions at home you will also save on the carbon footprint of having to travel to and from a bricks and mortar pharmacy. Not to mention, if you are a heavy user of prescription drugs and have a large enough household, you may find yourself with a surplus of medicine that would otherwise be destined for the landfill.

The latest e-prescription services have been designed to help you get the best possible service and price. You can choose from many options including a mobile based online pharmacy, a traditional GP clinic based prescription service and one that is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for the more adventurous amongst us. You can even sign up for a Bulk Billed telehealth consultation at your convenience.

Save your GP’s time

Getting scripts online is a great way to save your GP’s time and help make their lives easier. They’ll no longer have to travel to the pharmacy or spend long days in waiting rooms with sick people.

eScripts are now available to almost all general practices in Australia. Simply ask your GP to issue you with an electronic prescription and they’ll send you a unique QR barcode (known as a ‘token’) to your mobile phone or email address.

You can then forward that token to your preferred pharmacy by SMS or via the Phenixhealth, or visit the pharmacy with it in person to receive your medicine.

Every prescription you write comes with a variety of clinical, ethical and legal responsibilities. Check our prescribing policy group for guidance on these.