Fill Your Prescription

Fill Your Specialty Prescriptions at ARA

ARA will now offer in-house medication-filling services at our Chevy Chase, Rockville, and Wheaton clinics to provide comprehensive care to patients. Through our medically integrated dispensary, ARA physicians can closely manage treatments in coordination with our pharmacy team to ensure the best outcomes possible. We offer patients:

  • Dedicated clinical support from pharmacists and care coordinators.
  • Fast and convenient access to their medications
  • Help with insurance navigation and financial assistance options.
  • Proactive communication about medication refills

When filling your medication through our practice, our team supports you at every step of the way including the complex financial and insurance steps to starting and continuing your therapy. Our team of clinical pharmacists and care coordination experts assists patients with:

Support navigating insurance coverage

  • Assistance with out-of-pocket costs
  • Answers to your medication questions
  • Education on how to manage side effects.
  • Convenient in-clinic medication pickup or free delivery
  • Reminders and coordination of refills
  • One-on-one support from a pharmacist

Ask your healthcare team about your in-house dispensing option or call our practice at 301-966-7615.

For all prescription and refill requests, please use the ARA patient portal or call 301-942-7600.

In-House Specialty Medication FAQs

Do you accept my prescription insurance?

We can fill most prescription insurances for patients who use Medicare and Medicare Advantage and some commercial plans. If you’re curious about whether we can fill it for you – reach us at 301-966-7615.

What kind of medications can I fill with you?

We can fill your prescriptions for specialty medications such as oral and self-injectable rheumatologic treatments and other select medications. In cases where we cannot fill your prescription in-house, we can help you navigate your insurance benefits, find financial assistance, manage side effects, and more.

How long will it take to receive my medication?

We fill your prescription as quickly as possible by supporting you through insurance approvals and arranging convenient in-clinic pickup for your medication. Most patients receive their medication within 2-5 days of receiving a prescription from their provider.

If you would like to know the status of your prescription, please call us at 301-966-7615.

How will I know when my prescription is ready?

We will coordinate with you on pick-up options when we’re scheduling the order and provide you with updates on the status. If you would like to check on a prescription, please call us at 301-966-7615.

Is this service available at all ARA locations?

Currently, this in-house medication dispensing service is only available to patients seeing providers at ARA’s Chevy Chase, Rockville, and Wheaton clinics.

What do I do if I think my medication is causing side effects?

If you are feeling unwell or experiencing side effects, please call us at 301-966-7615. Our pharmacists are knowledgeable about your medical history, and potential side effects, and can quickly contact your provider.

I have a question about my medication. Who should I contact?

Please call us at 301-966-7615 to reach a pharmacist who is knowledgeable about your condition and prescribed medication.

Will it cost me more to fill my prescription with you?

In most cases, patients save money by filling their prescriptions with us. We take on the work of verifying your insurance coverage before dispensing your medication and will be able to give you more information about the out-of-pocket cost. If you need assistance, we can investigate financial support options on your behalf.

I cannot afford my medication. What should I do?

Our team understands the importance of getting you your medications quickly and affordably and there are several financial assistance options we can explore. When filling with our in-house medication dispensary, a care coordinator who is knowledgeable in financial assistance for your medication will work with you to determine the best options.

What are the benefits of filling my prescription with your clinic?

Filling your prescription with our practice allows you to receive your medication quickly while making sure your financial needs are met. Being able to dispense your medication and help coordinate refills for you allows us to monitor your care and intervene if you experience side effects. We also know that navigating insurance and financial assistance can be overwhelming. Let us do that for you so you can focus on your health.

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