Diabetes supplies are often less expensive when purchased through a mail-order pharmacy. Some insurance carriers even require the use of mail order pharmacies as a way of saving cost. The list below is by no means all inclusive, but it is a starting place.
Be an Informed Consumer
- Be sure to ask for the prices of all products you purchase, especially if the company is billing your insurance company for you. If their prices are excessive, you will reach your insurance limits sooner than if you purchased from a store with better prices. Companies that will not reveal their prices should be avoided.
- Be careful about companies that waive an insurance deductible. In some states, this practice is illegal and can void your insurance coverage.
- There are reports of companies illegally diverting pharmacy products, including diabetes supplies, destined for sale outside of the United States back into the United States for sale at prices below the manufacturer's best US wholesale price. Such diverted product might have been damaged during shipment and storage. Insulin and test strips are especially vulnerable to improper handling and storage.
- As always, if a deal seems too good to be true, it probably is.
Pharmacy Phone Number Insurance
A R Medical Supplies 1-800-525-8362 Yes No Advanced Diabetes Supply 1-800-730-9887 Yes Yes Advantage Health Services 1-800-682-8283 Yes No American Medical Supplies 1-800-434-3536 Yes Yes AmMed Direct 11-800-435-1458 Yes Yes Certified Diabetic Services, Inc. 1-800-456-5096 Yes No CCS Medical 1-800-306-9651 Yes No Diabetic Care Services 1-800-633-7167 Yes No Diabetic Drug Store 1-800-330-7225 Yes No Diabetic Shop (Canada) 1-877-467-7867 No No Diabetic Express 1-800-338-4656 Yes No Diabetic Care Center 1-800-633-7167 Yes No Diabetic.com 1-800-DIABETIC Yes No Diabetic Depot 1-800-537-0404 No Yes Diabetic Emporium 607-967-4563 No No Diabetic Promotions 1-800-433-1477
No No DiabeticSupplies.com 1-877-787-7543 Yes No Edgepark Surgical Inc. 1-800-321-0591 Yes Yes Edwards Health Care Services 1-800-793-1995 Yes No Express-Med, Inc.
3592 Corporate Drive
Columbus, Ohio 43231
Yes Yes Fifty 50 Pharmacy 1-800-746-7505 Yes Yes Focus Express Mail Pharmacy 1-866-403-6287 Yes No Freedom Health Care Services, Inc.
103 English Court
Hend, TN 37075
1-888-449-2999 Yes No H-S Medical Supplies 1-800-344-7633 No No Hospital Center Pharmacy
Part of the Joslin Diabetes Center
1-800-824-2401 No No Liberty Medical Supply 1-800-762-8026 Yes No MediHealth DME 1-866-MEDI-668 Yes No MediQuik Services, Inc. 1-800-808-5261 Yes No MediTrust Pharmacy
(Canada, English and French)
1-800-263-8999 Yes Yes Mini Pharmacy 1-888-545-6464 Yes Yes National Diabetic Pharmacies 1-800-467-8546
Yes Yes Patient Care Services 1-800-882-5238 Yes No Pharmacy.ca 1-800-727-5048 N/A N/A Preferred Rx 1-800-843-7038 Yes No Suncoast Pharmacy 1-800-799-1991 Yes No Thriftee Home Diabetes Care 1-800-847-4383 Yes Yes
Last Updated: Wednesday May 04, 2011 18:57:10
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