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How Long Does Walgreens Hold Prescriptions?

When your prescription is ready for pick up, you might not be ready to make the trip to the pharmacy right away. So, how long does Walgreens hold prescriptions? Knowing how long you have to go pick up your medications can help prevent them from being canceled if you accidentally wait too long. 

How Long Does Walgreens Hold Prescription?

Most Walgreens pharmacies will hold your filled prescriptions for seven (7) days after it has been filled. Depending on the specific Walgreens location you fill your prescriptions at, they may hold it for longer. This should help give customers a decent window of time to make it to the pharmacy to pick up their prescriptions. If a filled prescription is not picked up within seven days, it will likely be put back on the shelf. Knowing how long Walgreens will hold prescriptions will help you pick up your medications on time. 

Does Walgreens Remind You To Pick Up Your Prescriptions?

To stay up-to-date on your prescriptions, Walgreens offers text message alerts to let you know when your prescription is ready to pick up. This is a very helpful feature that is easy to sign up for and start using. Depending on how long it takes for your prescription to be filled, picking it up might slip your mind. Receiving a text message alert that your prescription is ready will help you remember to pick them up during your busy day. Walgreens also offers text message alerts to remind you when it’s time to refill your prescription. If you’re signed up for these alerts, you can simply reply to the reminder text with the word “refill.” 

Can I Pick My Prescription Up at Any Walgreens?

If your doctor calls in your prescription for you, they will ask you which pharmacy and location you prefer. The location you choose will be the location that will fill and hold your prescription. If you doctor writes your prescription out on a prescription pad, the pharmacy you drop it off at will be the same one where you’ll pick up your medication. It is possible to transfer your prescriptions to a different pharmacy, but this may delay how long it takes for your prescription to be ready for pick up. Once your prescription is filled at your new pharmacy, Walgreens will hold prescriptions for the same seven day period. 

Get Your Prescriptions at a Discount

When you pick up your prescriptions, be sure to have the discount drug card from Easy Drug Card available to get the lowest prices for your prescriptions. Easy Drug Card offers “lower-of pricing,” which means you are guaranteed to get your medications at the lowest possible price. You can print a card online or download the easy-to-use app to your smartphone, which gives you access to low prices at over 65,000 pharmacies nationwide. Get your card today and start saving immediately!

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Marianne Morgan

Marianne is CEO at Easy Drug Card. She has a Master’s degree in Counseling and over 20 years as a Human Resources executive, with extensive experience in leadership, healthcare, employee empowerment and consulting. She is passionate about encouraging individuals and families to take charge of their healthcare and believes this leads people to make informed, wise decisions about their overall health.




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