As a healthcare professional, you want to help your patients feel better. It’s why you joined the profession. But that can be hard when your patients’ financial concerns start to impact their treatment.
Prescription drugs are expensive. In the U.S., 83% of people have concerns about the impact of rising drug prices on their lives, according to a national poll by CVS Health. You want to help, but you don’t know how. Or, your packed appointment schedule means you just don’t have time to spend researching the various ways your patients can save.
With SingleCare, you can help your patients save up to 80% on their medications.
If patients can’t afford medication, they’re less likely to take it. Twenty to 30 percent of new prescriptions are never filled at the pharmacy, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). And if your patients aren’t completing treatment, they can easily land back in your office with an even more serious condition. Non-adherence causes up to 50% of all treatment failures for chronic diseases, and up to 125,000 deaths a year, according to the FDA.
How to help with SingleCare
If you think your patients are skipping, or taking less medication than they should because of cost, there are a couple of ways you can help that only take a few minutes of your time.
1. Use SingleCare to help your patients compare prices.
SingleCare has a pricing transparency tool at singlecare.com. Just enter the location, medication, dosage, and quantity to see what patients can save. Compare the discounts between several medications that can treat the same condition to help them find the lowest cost prescription. Keep a list of medications you commonly prescribe with good savings, so you can mention them at appointments.
Our savings can be used by your patients who have insurance and those who don’t. Sometimes the SingleCare price is better than the insurance copay price. The pharmacist can compare all options at the counter to find the best savings.
2. Display a savings stand in your office.
Call 1-844-833-6393 to order a small display with our prescription savings cards for your office. The cards are preactivated. All patients have to do is pick one up and take it to the pharmacy when they get their prescriptions.
Patients can use the Rx card to save on medications that aren’t covered by their insurance, or on medications where the SingleCare price is lower than their insurance copay.
SingleCare can be used at major pharmacies including CVS, Target, Longs Drugs, Walmart, Walmart Neighborhood Market, Walgreens, Albertsons, Kroger, Harris Teeter, and many others.
Wondering what’s the catch? There isn’t one! SingleCare partners directly with pharmacies, which lets us offer you lower prices. We receive a small fee from our pharmacy partners when you use your SingleCare card to save, which is how we can offer the service to you—and your patients—for free. Pharmacies choose to do business with us because we keep our business practices transparent, our prices consistent, and we help bring customers to their pharmacy.
If you have any additional questions or concerns, we’re here to help. Feel free to call us at 1-844-234-3057 or find us on Facebook.