So, last night on my way home from work I stop by the CVS right by my house to get my prescription for YAZ filled. Now, I've had this prescription for the last year and a half - it's a birth control pill, the doctor gives me a 12 month supply, but for insurance purposes I have to have it filled every month and I always have it filled at CVS. I specifically chose CVS because it's a big chain of stores and they are all over town.
First, I get to the counter and there isn't a sole waiting there. No customers in line, nobody in the waiting area - just me. Should be a piece of cake. So, I give the girl my name - twice. I give her my birthdate - twice. And then she informs me that my prescription has been transferred out. WHAT? What does that mean? I didn't transfer it anywhere. We go around and around for about five minutes, but she's just telling me the same thing over and over again - it's been transferred out. What does that mean???? Finally, she says, it's in a different CVS on the south side of town. I'm like "well, can't I get it filled here???? This is a CVS right?" Not to mention, I never moved the freaking thing anywhere. I always go to the same damn store every month. Her manager finally stepped in and showed her how to back out of the screen, do whatever they needed to do and they filled it for me. But, here's my issue. Why in the hell do I always have to go through such a big dramatic experience everytime I go to get my freakin birth control filled? And quite honestly, I want to know why in the hell I even need a prescription for birth control? Shouldn't anyone just be able to buy that stuff? It's like, I have to promise my first born child, give blood and a urine sample everytime I step in there.
Give me a break. They should be HAPPY to give that shit away. I'm not sure about this, but can't you go to the pharmacy and get a day after pill if you slip up? So, why do I need a prescription to do a little preventative maintenance? It's really effin annoying.
Of course, I sat there and waited for it to be filled. After me, an older gentlemen walked in and was denied his prescription because they need some extra form from his doctor and the doctor's office was closed for the day. He had the prescription in hand, but they wouldn't fill it until they could talk to his doctor.
And, then, another lady walked in and she was denied hers too. I can't remember what her deal was, but she had been coming to the same pharmacy and had the same doctor FOREVER and her script had run out and she needed a re-fill and she had to beg them to let her borrow two until her doctor could properly give her the re-fill. They finally caved in.
Each time though, it was like this big question and answer period where they had to ask your name twelve times, verify the birthdate about 8 times, type it in , can't find it, look again, it finally pops up - and then they are DENIED!
Like, the pharmacy's main job is to fill prescriptions. You would think they'd have it down to a science. They are always confused, losing stuff, searching for things, half of them don't speak english and it's always a big freaking ordeal.
I'm probably going to switch all my stuff over to Walgreen's and see if they are any better. They are opening one literally at the end of my street in a few weeks. I could probably walk there.
Anyway - rant over...
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