I’ve run out of my medication. How can I get emergency medication?

The best thing to do when you realize you’re going to run out of medication is to call your prescriber. They may be willing to contact your preferred pharmacy so you can get a prescription filled there. 

If you cannot reach your prescriber, or you are in immediate need of your medication, you may wish to speak with your pharmacist about whether they can fill an emergency supply. Laws about emergency prescription refills vary by state. 

Another option is to go to your local mental health/psychiatric urgent-care or emergency facility.  These resources and services vary by county/local jurisdiction and can be found by searching the website of your county or local jurisdiction’s Department of Health and Human Services. Once on the website conduct a search for the term “crisis” or  “urgent care mental health services” or “emergency mental health services” in your area.

If you feel that you may be in crisis, please consider visiting your nearest emergency room (ER) and bring your prescription bottle. There, they may be able to assist with a refill for the prescription or at least evaluate and monitor any symptoms you may be having. You should also notify your treatment provider as soon as possible.

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