For someone with mental health medications to take daily, traveling full time can make it difficult to get them while on the road, as well as healthcare for minor issues like colds or sprains.
I found a few resources that might be helpful.
I’ve been a Target pharmacy customer for quite a few years and they are a great retail outlet for a pharmacy while on the road due to the fact that there are Targets just about anywhere.
Another one that I use at times is RXOUTREACH. You can get their meds for out of pocket costs that are actually affordable and this is great for low-income or uninsured patients. They have most major medicines including heart medications, mental health medications and more. They even have birth control, acne medications and allergy medications. They give a 90 day supply and my meds were about $20 each for 90 days. That’s an amazing savings when money is super tight and with 90 days, you don’t need to worry about stopping somewhere every single month.
Another resource is your health insurances pharmacy. I used one with a insurance I had in the past and it was fantastic, so worth it.
So what do you do if you get sick while you are on the road? Look into your health insurance benefits for minute clinics. These are at a lot of drugstores and you can go in for minor issues and get medication in the same location. A lot of health insurance programs have these available in your benefits. Also, check with what medical organization is in your network. For instance, if your insurance is part of a particular medical center in your area, then look for drug stores like Walgreens or CVS who have minute clinics under that network. This way you are sure to be covered.
Also, it never hurts to check with your local health department. It may be difficult to get an appointment right away, but they should be able to give you information on where to find a clinic you can go to.
If you are going to be staying in a particular location, research urgent care clinics, ER’s and general practitioners and clinics. Also, if you have fur-babies, like we do, research your closest animal ER, vets with same day service and emergency or mobile services for them. Here is a search site that will help you locate some. Vet Locator
Make sure you have your animals medical records too, including vaccination information. You never know when you might be asked for rabies vaccination information and if your animal doesn’t wear a tag, this will come in handy.
Consider getting write-on tags you can add to their collar. Cats and dogs get off leashes or escape sometimes. If you pop on a tag you can write on, you can write your campground site number, hotel room number, and other information that will help people bring your baby home!
Having all this info on hand will make life so much easier and researching your medical needs prior to your adventure will give you peace of mind!
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