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Key Points

  • Your refills will need to be filled at your local pharmacy.
  • Make sure you understand your medicine instructions before discharge.

When you are being discharged from the hospital, you can either get your prescriptions for discharge medicines filled at Gillette’s inpatient pharmacy or take them to a pharmacy of your choice. Outpatient prescription services are limited to Gillette inpatients being discharged from the hospital or from same-day surgery. 



We might give you a limited supply that will last until you can visit your community pharmacy. (This might happen if we don’t have enough of the medicine in stock or if our pharmacy is not contracted with your insurance company.) In these instances, we will give you a 72-hour supply so you have enough to last until you can get to your local pharmacy. You won’t be charged for this supply.

All refills of your discharge prescriptions will need to be filled at your local pharmacy. Keep your medicine bottles and take them to your local pharmacy when you need a refill. They will contact us for a copy of the prescription.


Co-Pays and Insurance Coverage

If you have your discharge medicines filled at Gillette’s Pharmacy you can either pay your prescription co-pay with a check or credit card at the pharmacy window or you can ask to be billed. (It is your responsibility to provide accurate and current billing information and pay any co-pays as required by your insurance plan.)

If a medicine is not covered by your insurance or Gillette’s pharmacy is not contracted with your insurance company, you can choose to have the prescription filled at your local pharmacy.



  • Make sure you feel comfortable with your medicine discharge instructions.
  • Review instructions about prescribed medicines with your doctor or nurse, including the medicine’s name, dosage amount, and how often to take them.
  • Ask your doctor or nurse for a phone number you can call if you have medicine questions after you go home.

This information is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to replace the advice of your health care providers. If you have any questions, talk with your doctor or others on your health care team. If you are a Gillette patient with urgent questions or concerns, please contact Telehealth Nursing at 651-229-3890.