A mail order pharmacy works directly with insurance providers to send insured people their medications in the mail. These are alternatives to local pharmacies that make it much easier for people who can’t or don’t want to stop at their local drugstore to get the medications they need. Patients can have their doctor send their prescription directly to the mail order pharmacy, or they can fill out an order form online and attach their prescription. 

Mail order pharmacies can mail prescription and non-prescription drugs, but there may be special requirements for mailing certain types of medications.