I have an appointment on Monday for a blood pressure medicine refill. The medicine I have used for 10 years suddenly wasn’t available anymore, so a new one was prescribed, and it is working well.
I contacted the office by both phone and email. I asked to have a refill, since we were on vacation in Tucson; when things became a little crazy, we came home early from our trip on the plane. Since we were in two airports on Monday, we have been self-distancing and basically staying home until the two to fourteen day period has passed.
When I contacted the office I was told I had to come in and have my blood pressure checked to get my refill; it was not an option to get a refill without doing so. I am so disappointed that Jefferson Healthcare does not care enough for their employees’ safety and for my effort to follow the guidelines from the president to keep social distancing from others until I am sure we are not contagious. Really scary that the office-visit dollars are more important than the people who work in the office and from the people forced to go into an office who could contain the virus!