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September 22, 2021
September 22, 2021
2 min. read

Pharmacy lines and mail delays holding up your prescriptions? Here’s how to avoid health hold-ups

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In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, you may be experiencing mail order delays and longer lines at the pharmacy. Read below to find out why and how to get the medication you need, exactly when you need it - without delay.

Why am I experiencing mail-delivery delays with my medication prescriptions?

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on all of our lives, you may be experiencing mail delays. The pandemic has shortened check-out lines but bloated delivery services. Over 170 million prescriptions were filled in 2019, a number that has climbed 20% since the onset of COVID-19.

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Recent sweeps of USPS policy changes have triggered notable delays in deliveries, from Amazon packages to mail-order prescriptions, causing significant congestion in these services. Investigations of five major pharmacies that offer mail-order service revealed an increase of delivery times from 18-32%. Such instances can create severe dilemmas for many, especially those with chronic health conditions. Overall, this disruption leaves the patient with two conflicts: to risk exposure to COVID-19 by waiting in line at their local pharmacy, or chance the late arrival of vital medications.

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How can I avoid mail-delivery delays and waiting in pharmacy lines?

We prioritize your health and safety at Medly, from our drivers to our pharmacists. We offer free, same-day delivery - without using the postal service. Instead, your medications will be hand-delivered to your doorstep, and you can even choose distanced delivery so as to ensure your safety during the pandemic. We also offer convenient scheduling, so you can schedule your delivery, wherever, whenever - we’ll be there.

Medly is Here For You

Medly is proud that we have continued to grow as a provider of the most convenient and cost-effective pharmacy choice for families. Switching to Medly today is a very simple process. Contact your health provider and let them know that you want to make Medly your primary pharmacy for your medications.

You can also download our app on your mobile device and receive updates on all of your prescriptions. We pride ourselves on helping patients and providers navigate through the often complicated insurance process. Make the switch to Medly today and simplify your life!

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