Having your chronic medication delivered to your door means that you don’t have to leave home, thereby protecting yourself and the pharmacy staff from possible infection.
Here’s what the various pharmacies can offer you:
1. Clicks Direct Medicines
Clicks Direct Medicines offers free chronic medicine delivery to your home, work or nearest Clicks pharmacy. Submit your chronic prescription by following these steps.
2. Dis-Chem Direct Courier
Dis-Chem can now deliver your repeatable prescription medication for free to your door, if you are a member on flexiFED 1Elect, flexiFED 2GRID and flexiFED 2Elect OR if you are on a Fedhealth option without an available DSP. Simply email Dis-Chem to have your delivery arranged on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0860 347 243.
Please note that Dis-Chem requires your original prescription upon delivery of your order (if you haven’t already handed it in at a Dis-Chem dispensary).
This service is currently only applicable to Fedhealth members who are already using Dis-Chem to obtain their chronic medication – as the courier will be loaded as a DSP for a limited period only (until the end of September).
If you already obtain your chronic medicine from a Dis-Chem branch, you don’t have to do anything, since the Dis-Chem retail and Dis-Chem Direct Courier systems are linked. Dis-Chem Direct Courier will therefore have access to your prescription.
But if need be, you can send an email with a valid prescription to Direct@dischem.co.za
The following additional info will be required:
• Name and surname
• Fedhealth member number
• Contact details
• Phone/ cell number
• Email address
Dis-Chem Direct Courier will contact you to confirm the delivery address and payment process if required.
3. MediRite teams up with Mr Delivery for medication delivery
MediRite is rolling out a delivery service from many of their MediRite branches in partnership with Mr Delivery. This will be a same-day delivery, within 40 minutes in most cases.
Simply call your closest MediRite pharmacy (which are situated in some Checkers stores), place an order and pay for it via bank transfer or medical aid. You can then book the delivery on the Mr D Food app, which will drop the order at your door.
A flat service fee of R45 is applicable and a delivery fee of R5 - R15 will be charged depending on your area.
The initiative will be rolled out initially across 55 of the 90 Checkers supermarkets with MediRite pharmacies.
As of next week, MediRite will also be servicing their other branches that fall outside the delivery area of Mr Delivery via SkyNet Worldwide Express. However, this will not be a same-day delivery, and costs will also apply.
Please call your nearest MediRite which will be able to answer your questions.