Publix Pharmacy is bringing prescriptions straight to those who need it.
The Lakeland, Fla.-based company is partnering with ScriptDrop to offer home delivery of prescriptions within a five-mile radius of each in-store Publix Pharmacy for a $5 fee.
Although there will be no limit to the number of prescriptions ordered for delivery, age-restricted products, controlled substances and prescriptions requiring will be excluded from this service.
“As a health care provider, Publix Pharmacy has adopted business practices that support the social distancing guidance provided by the CDC,” Publix VP of pharmacy, Dain Rusk said. “We believe this service provides a convenient option for customers who are age 65 and over, have compromised immune systems or require medications but are limiting trips outside their homes.”
In addition, individuals with Medicare Part B and Medicaid insurance will not be able to have their prescriptions delivered to their homes, the company said.
“Being a Tennessean myself, I’ve seen the critical role Publix plays in serving the community, especially in times of crisis,” ScriptDrop CEO, Nick Potts said. “I am excited for ScriptDrop to be a part of that effort through helping deliver prescriptions to Publix customers.”
Customers who receive a text message when their prescriptions are ready will receive a link to prepay for their items and choose delivery. Prescriptions will be delivered weekdays after 2 p.m., and to receive same-day delivery orders, they must be placed before 11 a.m.