If you need to fax a prescription but you’re unsure how to go about it, read on. In this article we’ll tell you what to include and how to send it.

If you have your doctor’s fax number on hand already, taking care of the task at hand will be quick and painless.

To make sure that the entire process runs smoothly, remember to include these details:

  1. Dosage instructions, name of the drug and prescribing doctor’s information.
  2. Instructions on how long the medication needs to be taken.
  3. Include in your fax all of your insurance information
  4. If they need to contact you, there should be an easy way to do so, so provide a phone number and/or email address).

Have all this ready in one fax, ideally in black ink . It’s recommend that you send in separate faxes for each prescription requested in order not to confuse anyone who may need to read them later on.

Use a service such as payperfax.com to save time and money on faxing the prescription.

Once the faxed prescription has gone through, and even though you’ll receive a mailed confirmation, call the recipient to make sure they’ve received and seen the fax.