Maryborough residents no longer need to make a doctor’s appointment to get repeat scripts for some medication, with a new service now allowing customers to directly order scripts through their local Priceline Pharmacy.
Pricelines across the country introduced the Scripts Now service recently, a new system which provides scripts to customers within 15 minutes in-store.
Customers can request a script at the pharmacy’s Health Station which will be immediately reviewed by a doctor and once approved, will be emailed to the pharmacy which will dispense the medication.
Priceline Pharmacy Maryborough is one of a number of stores which has been trialling the service over the past two months and co-owner Taren Gill said it will help free up local general practitioner (GP) clinics.
“COVID-19 has really highlighted how useful telehealth can be and I think Priceline offering this service really compliments our local GPs and doctors who do a great job,” she said.
“It can be quite hard to get a doctor’s appointment and we don’t want to clog up GP rooms for things that are very minor like getting a repeat of a script for a medication the patient has been on before. Scripts Now will help make sure more GP appointments are free for those who are quite sick and need face-to-face appointments.”
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