If you need a refill, please contact your pharmacy at least 5 days before you run out and they will contact us.
Patients who are treated with controlled substances including but not limited to stimulant medications, opioid pain medications, certain anxiety medications at Well Life Medicine will sign an agreement with the clinic. We provide no more than a 30-day supply of any controlled medication. All patients are required to be attend their scheduled appointments for refills. All patients on consistent controlled substance medication will provide regular urine drug screens. If patients are unable to provide a urine sample, we may collect a saliva or blood sample instead. Blood or saliva samples may be sent to a specialty lab where additional charges may occur. Urine testing may occur at clinic visit and/or walk-in testing. The patient will also be subject to random cognitive testing, pharmacy reports and pill counts. These guidelines will help ensure that medications are being used in an appropriate and safe manner. You will be responsible for all bills associated with these required tests per your insurance benefits.
Controlled medications are a potentially valuable source of relief for those suffering from chronic medical conditions. They are also dangerous substances that carry the risk of bowel obstruction, liver failure, kidney failure, cardiac arrhythmia, respiratory depression and death. These medications are some of the most potentially addictive substances. Use of these medications carries risk of dependence, tolerance, withdrawals, increased pain with chronic use, depression and anxiety. The use of these substances should not be taken lightly.
Well Life Medicine providers will use a combination of factors to determine if a patient is a good candidate for therapy with controlled substances. These factors include the patient’s medical, surgical and family history. Mixing opioid pain medications with other controlled substances can be extremely dangerous. Substances such as benzodiazepines, medical marijuana, alcohol and Soma/carisoprodol can increase the risk of complications or death in an opioid patient by up to 100%.
These guidelines promote safe and appropriate patient medication use. You will be responsible for all bills associated with these required tests per your insurance benefits.
Controlled medications will be discontinued if the patient is found to be diverting medications, using the medication inappropriately or if the patient is not showing functional improvement in their condition. Medication therapy can be discontinued at the discretion of Well Life Medicine providers at any time.