(Closed) is there a way to see how much a prescription *would* cost? (BC related)

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
13074 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think you can ask them to check at your pharmacy.  I’ve asked at my local CVS and had them tell me how much insurance would cover and how much is out of pocket.

Post # 4
1319 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

You can try calling the pharmacist? though they might not be able to tell you unless you have a prescription already. 

Post # 5
750 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Or call your insurance prescription provider. They’ve got the great big lists of what’s covered at what tier and copay, and so on. If your medicine is NOT covered and you’d have to pay out-of-pocket, your pharmacist should be able to tell you how much that is.

Post # 6
16213 posts
Honey Beekeeper

That’s the brand I’m on, and it can be very expensive or more affordable based on your insurance. When I got my new job (and new insurance), my BC was costing $70 a month — um, not possible. But at the new year, we switched to a better insurance plan, and now I only pay $30.

You’re right — there’s no exact generic. It’s a pain. You should try contacting your insurance provider.

Post # 7
192 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I think it depends on a lot of factors. I would call the pharmacy, and do some research online. I was paying over $70 a month with insurance, but with a little extra research I found out how to get one of the discount cards from another person, and it dropped my payments to now $35 (it was $25 but just went up).

I am on LoEstrin 24Fe and its amazing for me. In My Humble Opinion if it works for you, its worth the price to not feel crappy every month because of your BC pills.

Hope This Helps

Post # 8
1109 posts
Bumble bee

Call your insurance/prescription plan.  Like sweetcrackers said, they’ve got a list of tiers of coverage, and usually price ranges.  

Also check online, your provider may have an online formulary where you can type in your medication and it will price it out for you, so you don’t have to call people and wait on hold.

Post # 10
1855 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

They have a prescription savings card plan through the pharma company.  Ask your OB/GYN for the card, and then you activate it and it ends up comp’ing some of the cost.  I don’t have insurance coverage for mine, so I pay $56 with the card.  Otherwise, it’s $90-something at CVS.  I’ve been on it for 2 years, and believe me, it’s well worth it.  It gets rid of my period completely (so don’t be shocked if you skip a period) and controls my hormones nicely (yay, no PMS!) and that’s worth the money I pay for it!

Post # 11
3771 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

Most insurance companies will have a list of medications and what co pay tier they fall under for your plan. I know mine is online so I can look it up my self. Otherwise a pharmacst will have a good idea or they can just run it through your insurance and be able to give you the exact price and then from there you can decide if you want to fill it or not.

Post # 12
7431 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

Dont call the pharmacy, call your insurance company. They can easily tell you based on  the prescription name and dosage

Post # 13
7431 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

@inspiredcreations:  if she has insurance, she can only use on or the other, you cant use a discount card and insurance

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