Rx Now: Skip Trip to Pharmacy with High-Tech Vending Machines

The conceptis straightforward and offers patients enhanced convenience at Urgent Carecenters. Get your commonly prescribed medications before you leave — straightfrom a high-tech vending machine.

The new service, Rx Now, is offered at Baptist Health’s Urgent Care centers in Miami-Dade and Broward counties, and at Baptist Health Emergency Care in West Kendall. The animated video below demonstrates the simple process behind Rx Now.

The animated video below demonstrates the simple process behind Rx Now.

Video by Irina de Souza.

Once apatient has been seen by a care provider and is given a prescription, the patiententers a personalized code and pays a convenience fee per medication (most are$5) regardless of insurance coverage. The medication is dispensed right fromthe machine, oftentimes eliminating a separate trip to the pharmacy.

“For manypatients, a trip to the pharmacy is challenging because they are busy orfeeling ill or in pain,” said Michael Decoske, Assistant Vice President ofAmbulatory Pharmacy Services at Baptist Health. “Rx Now enables patients toreceive their medications right at the point of care, start treatment rightaway and start feeling better sooner.”

Baptist Health has partnered with InstyMeds for the Rx Now program. InstyMeds was launched in 1999 and has dispensed more than 3 million prescription medications to patients around the world. InstyMeds reports that 94 percent of its dispensed prescriptions are filled at the point of care. That significantly exceeds the healthcare industry’s overall medication compliance of 70 percent — which mostly involves patients having to get their prescription at a pharmacy.

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