Much like a traditional pharmacy, a mail-order pharmacy service is designed to provide its customers with their prescription medications. But rather than requiring customers to visit in person, mail-order pharmacies provide prescription medication through the mail.
Anyone can use a mail-order pharmacy, with or without medical insurance. However, without insurance, you will be expected to pay for your prescriptions out of pocket.
Receiving prescriptions by mail sometimes enables you to receive a larger supply of your medication. For example, the Walmart Mail-Order Pharmacy can provide up to a 90-day supply of some medications.
Mail-order pharmacies are a great option for people who require frequent and/or ongoing prescription refills. Receiving your prescriptions in the mail can save you time and money since you won’t have to drive to the pharmacy every time you need to pick up a new prescription. This type of pharmacy service is also particularly helpful for people with mobility issues or who otherwise have difficulty leaving their homes.
How To Set Up A Walmart Mail Order Pharmacy Account
Walmart is a great place to set up a mail-order pharmacy account. Simply sign up online by answering a few basic questions.
To use Walmart’s mail-order pharmacy, you must provide the following information:
- Your first and last name
- The sex you were assigned at birth
- Your birthdate
- Your primary address
- Your shipping address
- Your email address
- Your primary phone number
- The name and phone number of your healthcare provider (optional)
- Information about any existing health conditions, allergies, or prescriptions
You can also sign up by printing and filing out this form. Once it’s completed, you can mail it to Walmart using the physical address listed below or email it to [email protected].
Once you’ve signed up, your doctor can submit new prescriptions by e-prescribing, faxing the prescription to 1-800-406-8976, or mailing a hard copy of the prescription to the address listed below…
Walmart Mail Order Pharmacy
1025 W Trinity Mills Rd.
If you receive a hard copy of your prescription from your doctor directly, you can also submit this to Walmart yourself using the fax number or address listed above.
To order a refill for an existing prescription, customers can contact the Walmart Mail-Order Pharmacy by phone at 1-800-273-3455.
You can also access the full variety of Walmart’s pharmacy services through the Walmart app. This includes vision prescriptions, pet Rx, and more.
To learn more about the Walmart Mail-Order Pharmacy, click here.
All Walmart Mail-Order Pharmacy prescriptions are eligible for home delivery. This means that your prescription or prescription refill will be delivered right to your door with no need to leave the house.
Mail-order pharmacy orders qualify for free 5-7 day standard shipping. If you need your medications faster, you can pay $8 for 2-day shipping or $15 for overnight shipping.
The Walmart Pharmacy does not deliver to addresses outside of the US.
Some medications are not eligible for home delivery, but you will be notified of this when you submit your prescription.
Preferred Insurance Networks
When it comes to having your prescriptions covered by your insurance, you will need to call your insurance company directly to find out what your “preferred pharmacy” options are. Preferred pharmacies are typically where you can receive the lowest copay.
Some examples of insurance accepted by the Walmart Pharmacy include:
- Blue Cross Blue Shield
To add or update your insurance information with the Walmart Pharmacy, follow these instructions…
You can also use discount programs like GoodRx at the Walmart Pharmacy. To learn more about using GoodRx at Walmart, check out our post about it here.
Is The Mail Order Reliable?
Overall, the Walmart Mail Order Pharmacy has a good reputation for being reliable and fast and for providing great customer service.
However, the Walmart Mail Order Pharmacy recently came under fire for being virtually unreachable by existing customers. Rumor has it the pharmacy recently acquired a new insurance contract and has been struggling to process the influx of new prescriptions. The upset began just after the 2023 New Year, but it seems to be subsiding now.
Nevertheless, the pharmacy can still be considered reliable overall, providing great service to its thousands of customers every day.
Here are some very happy Reddit users who swear by the Walmart Pharmacy…
Advantages & Disadvantages
The advantages of using a mail order pharmacy include…
- Submitting your prescriptions easily online or over the phone
- Receiving your prescriptions directly to your home
- Receiving a larger supply of certain medications
Some disadvantages include…
- Delays in receiving your medication
- Medications may be lost or damaged in the mail
Remember that you can use the Walmart Pharmacy in person any time to avoid the downsides of receiving your prescriptions in the mail. Simply bring your prescription (or have it sent directly) to your nearest Walmart Pharmacy location.
Can you refill a prescription without a doctor?
Yes. Involving a doctor is only necessary if you need a new prescription or if your old prescription needs to be renewed. If you have an active prescription that allows for refills, you can have your prescription refilled without specific approval from a doctor.
Are mail order pharmacies legal?
Yes. As long as your prescriptions can be verified with your healthcare provider, receiving prescriptions in the mail is entirely legal.