Amazon Prime’s RxPass Program Brings Prescriptions to Your Doorstep

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As if an Amazon Prime membership didn’t already provide its subscribers with enough perks, the all-encompassing conglomerate has added another. The retailer’s RxPass subscription service is an affordable alternative to visiting your local drug store, offering a bevy of medications to treat well over 50 conditions.

Accounting for the importance of being well-stocked on your meds, RxPass allows you to refill prescriptions as often as necessary. Additionally, Amazon’s auto-fill feature takes matters into its own hands by automatically sending your next refill, similar to its popular Subscribe & Save method — although here, of course, you won’t be able to get a discount on medication. To qualify for RxPass, all that’s needed is an Amazon Prime account, but a current lack of insurance and a valid prescription is also necessary.

While Amazon clearly states that this new pharmaceutical program shouldn’t be deemed a form of insurance, it claims RxPass can benefit uninsured people or those whose insurance doesn’t pertain to certain medications. In an effort to keep things affordable for all sorts of patients, its catalog of countless generic scripts can assist in everything from high blood pressure and acid reflux to anxiety and diabetes. All that said, it’s worth noting that the service will not work with any insurance plan and should not be considered a substitute. Lastly, it is currently available in over 40 states, with exclusions including California, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Washington.

Learn more about Amazon’s RxPass program to see if it suits you. If so, Prime members can subscribe for a monthly rate of $5.