What is a compounded medication?
It is a medication that is made according to a medical provider’s prescription. It is a custom formulation made to meet the unique needs of an individual patient. Learn More.
Will my prescription insurance cover compounded medications?
Most likely, no. Most insurance companies will only cover FDA-approved medications. Because compounded medication is individualized and made specifically for one patient, they are not FDA approved, often disqualifying them from coverage.
How much do they cost?
Compounded medications start at a minimum price of $55.00. Pricing varies depending on the complexity of the compound and the ingredients required. Select medications may offer a price break with greater quantities purchased.
Can I use my Health Savings Account (HSA) to pay for my compounded prescription?
Prescription medications, including compounded medications, commonly are a covered benefit under most HSA plans. If your plan requires reimbursements to be submitted some way besides an HSA debit card, it is the patient’s responsibility to submit these charges for reimbursement.
How do I find out if you can compound a prescription for me?
Simply bring your prescription to our pharmacy located at 7966 Lovers Lane, Portage, Michigan, 49002. You may also call and speak with a member of our staff directly at 269-327-0033, Ext 0. Once we know the details of the prescription, we can tell you if we are able to make the compounded medication prescribed and what the cost will be.
Do I need a prescription for something I wanted compounded?
Yes, in Michigan, all compounded medications require a prescription from a licensed health care provider.
How long does it take to compound my medication?
Our compounding lab processes and makes compounded medications six days a week. Depending on workload and complexity of your prescription, wait times can vary from 24 to 48 hours. A member of our staff will communicate the expected wait time.
Why do you call me before making the prescription?
Compounding medications require skill, time and effort by a highly trained team of pharmacy technicians and pharmacists. We communicate with each patient before we make any custom compounded medication to ensure you are aware of the cost and timeline expectations for each preparation.