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A 32-year-old female asked:

Is it possible for you to authorize a refill on my birth control prescription? i have left a message for my primary doctor to please call the pharmacy and authorize a single refill until i have my appointment later this month, but no response

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Wiebe
Emergency Medicine 22 years experience
Yes: You will need to sign up for a concierge appointment. For a small fee, the doctor can discuss your case and ensure the request is appropriate. If so, we can prescribe meds.
Dr. Viral Patel
Emergency Medicine 12 years experience
It depends.: In general a patient can not authorize their own refill. However, if you live in Oregon or California you can actually buy birth control over the counter starting in January (Oregon) and March (California) of 2016.
Dr. Sally Rafie
Dr. Sally Rafie commented
Pharmacology 14 years experience
Birth control is not over the counter yet. Oregon and California pharmacists can prescribe some birth control methods for you.
Apr 14, 2016
Last updated Dec 13, 2016

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