A Guide to Costco Pharmacy’s Mail Order Program


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Mail Order Made Easy

Going to the drugstore to pick up prescriptions can be a hassle. There's usually a line, and if you don't make it during certain hours, you're out of luck. So how do you make things a little easier for yourself? If you're a member of Costco, one option worth considering is the Costco mail order pharmacy. Not sure how it works or if it's worth it? Here are some things you need to know about the retailer's mail order pharmacy.

Related: Everything to Know About Costco's Pharmacy

Prescription Drugs

What Can You Get Through Costco's Mail Order Pharmacy?

The Costco mail order pharmacy fills orders of all medications currently filled at Costco. You can refill an order 24 hours a day online. Customers can also check the status of their prescription anytime online.

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What Prescriptions Can Be Filled?

Besides prescriptions, the Costco mail order pharmacy can also send out vitamins, herbal supplements, home health monitors, and other similar devices. Customers can peruse the health and beauty section of Costco.com to add products.

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What Can't Be Ordered?

State regulations vary on mail order prescriptions of Schedule II drugs, which includes medications like Ritalin, Dexedrine, Adderall, Percodan, Percocet, and Oxycontin. Because of the varied regulations, Costco pharmacy is unable to fill orders on those exact drugs.

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Can I Fill a New Prescription Online?

Yes, new prescriptions can be filled online. Prescriptions can also be transferred from a warehouse to the pharmacy's mail order program, saving you the hassle of looking for a parking spot and beating the crowds just to pick up your prescription. 

Costco also makes it easy to get started by offering an online tutorial for creating your new account. If you're looking for the convenience of avoiding the pharmacy lines, Costco pharmacy's mail order program is worth it. Just remember to plan refills ahead of time to avoid shipping fees.