How to get an Online Doctor Prescription

Getting prescription drugs online may sound like a challenge. But with telehealth becoming more common, online medication prescriptions are used more frequently. Babylon Health US offers online prescriptions from board-certified healthcare professionals without a visit to the doctor's office.

Are you worried about COVID or flu season? Do you prefer doctor visits in the comfort of your home? Telemedicine can allow you to get some prescriptions remotely if an in-person visit isn’t possible or is very difficult. During your appointment, your doctor may write a script for prescriptions if deemed medically necessary.* Your doctor will send the prescription to the local pharmacy of your choice. Often, your prescription can be ready for pickup within an hour.

*Access to telehealth services does not guarantee that a prescription will be written.

FAQ

Can a virtual doctor prescribe medicine?

Yes. If your physician is qualified to give a diagnosis and prescription in person, they can prescribe medicine online.

Can I get a prescription online?

Yes. Your online doctor can write a prescription for a range of medications. The Babylon app allows you to talk to a healthcare provider whenever you need. They can discuss prescriptions and refills with you.

Can I order prescription drugs online?

You can get a legal prescription online from a board-certified doctor. Set up an appointment with your healthcare provider to discuss your symptoms and medical history.

Remember, only use prescription medications with a prescription. Fill prescriptions with a trusted pharmacy.

How do I get a prescription online?

Getting a prescription online can be as simple as setting up an appointment with your doctor. Schedule an appointment with a physician through the Babylon app for a diagnosis. They will decide if prescribing any medication is necessary.

What online prescription services does Babylon offer?

You can:

  • get a new prescription from your doctor
  • ask for a virtual doctor prescription refill
  • ask your doctor to send medication refills to your local pharmacy

If you need your medication sent directly to your home, check if your pharmacy offers prescription home delivery.

Where can I get my prescription filled online?

If you need a prescription, your doctor will write one and send it to your pharmacy to be filled.

Can a doctor send a prescription to a pharmacy?

Yes! Your doctor can arrange to send your prescription to the pharmacy of your choice. Your online pharmacy prescription will be sent and kept securely and privately. Most pharmacies can have your prescription medications ready within an hour. Your pharmacy may require a photo ID to pick up your medication. Some pharmacies may offer a prescription delivery service if you need one.

Can I get an online prescription refill?

Yes, with Babylon, you can get an online doctor prescription refill. Consult with your healthcare provider to set up a repeat prescription service. You may be required to schedule periodic appointments with your virtual doctor for refills.

How much will my online prescription cost?

Schedule an appointment at no cost to you, with $0 copay, for select health plans. You will get your online doctor prescription at no additional cost. Set up your account on the Babylon app to confirm your access to services.

The cost to fill your prescription may vary by pharmacy and by insurance plan. Any prescription delivery services available may come at an additional cost. Contact your insurance provider or pharmacy for additional information.

Can online therapists prescribe medication?

Just like when you visit a physical office, therapists are not able to prescribe medications. If you need a mental health medication such as antidepressant prescription online, you can consult with our online psychiatrists.

Who can legally write a prescription?

Certain medical professionals can write prescriptions for patients. Medical doctors like primary care physicians or specialists can prescribe medications. You can get an online psychiatrist prescription for certain mental illnesses.

Schedule an appointment through our app to get a prescription from a doctor online.

Can online doctors prescribe anxiety medication?

Many anxiety medications are sedatives, which are controlled substances. Usually, an in-person doctor’s visit is required to get a prescription for a controlled substance. Virtual doctors on Babylon’s platform cannot prescribe medications that require an in-person visit, which include controlled substances medications.

Certain anxiety medications, like selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs), or beta-blockers are not controlled substances. Our online doctors can prescribe these non-controlled anxiety medications along with therapeutic methods.

How to talk to a doctor online?

It's easy to get a doctor's appointment online with the Babylon online doctor app. Your doctor will ask about your symptoms and medical history. If you need a prescription, they will send one to your pharmacy.

How can I get a prescription fast?

If you think you may be experiencing a life-threatening medical emergency, call 911 or visit the emergency room.

We offer urgent care services for non-life-threatening medical emergencies through the Babylon App. Schedule an appointment to speak with a doctor virtually. Most patients are able to get an appointment within half an hour. After your doctor has diagnosed you, they can send any necessary prescriptions to your pharmacy. Many prescriptions can be filled within an hour.

List of Medication Types

Virtual doctors can prescribe antibiotics, antivirals, and other medicines. Get an online antibiotic prescription for bacterial infections from strep throat to a UTI. Your doctor can prescribe medication to help hair loss or cold sores/herpes and other viral infections. Certain online pain prescriptions are available for low-level pain medications. Get a birth control prescription online or a blood pressure prescription online after a call with your doctor.

Online Psychiatrist Prescriptions

Get an antidepressant prescription online from our online psychiatrists. They can prescribe a variety of medications for mental health issues. Some mental health medications appear on the list of controlled substances, and cannot be prescribed without an in-person visit. If you need additional support for dealing with mental illness, consult a psychiatrist on what medications may be right for you.

Controlled substances

Online doctors typically cannot write a prescription for any medications defined as controlled substances. Babylon doctors will be unable to prescribe any medications that show up on the US list of controlled substances.

Controlled substances include:

  • Stimulants, including Adderall and Ritalin
  • Antipsychotics, including Seroquel, Zyprexa, and Risperdol
  • Sedatives and sleep aids, including Xanax, Ambien, Ativan, and Lunestra
  • Narcotics, including morphine, oxycodone, and Vicodin


List of Sample Medications and Conditions Treated:

  • Antibiotics
  • Antidepressants
  • Birth Control
  • Hypertension/High Blood Pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Psoriasis
  • Acid Reflux
  • Erectile Dysfunction


Find the full list of the conditions Babylon treats