How do I get a prescription refill?

Prescription refill instructions: Please have your medication information ready before you contact your pharmacy for refill requests. If you have no refills remaining, ask your pharmacy to request additional refills from your provider. Be sure to verify your provider’s information with your pharmacy. Remember that refill requests can take up to 72 hours to process, so be sure to request your refills at least three days before you are out of your prescriptions.  Prescription refills may be requested through the MyChart Patient Portal.  If you do not have a current MyChart account, please call 989-746-7500 and ask for details.
Please Note:Outside of normal business hours, the on-call physician cannot fill a request for narcotics or other controlled medications.

Should I review my prescriptions with my doctor?

It is important that your doctor knows about ALL medications (over-the-counter and prescription), vitamins, and herbal supplements you take.

What’s the best way to show my doctor my medications?
  • The best way is to bring in all of your medications and show them to your doctor.
  • You may also consider taking a picture of the bottle or container and showing the photo to your provider.
How many medications are too many?
  • While there is no specific number that means “too many medications”, the risk of interactions increases the more medications you are taking.
What is the most important thing I can do to help manage my medications?
  • Don’t be shy about asking your doctor questions. If you have questions about the dose or how to take the medicine, you should ask your doctor or pharmacist before starting the prescription.
  • Should you experience any reactions or side-effects after starting a new medication, you should contact your doctor immediately.
What are examples of things that can interact with prescription drugs?
  • Things like over-the-counter medications, vitamins, herbal supplements, pain relievers and cold medicines can interact with certain prescription drugs.
  • Alcohol, tobacco, and caffeine can also react when combined with some medications. 
Again, it is important to inform your doctor of all medications you take regularly.