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Medication Refill Policy


Medication Refill Policy 

You, as the patient are required to know when your prescriptions need to be refilled. The protocol that our practice follows is below. Please read this over and acknowledge that you understand the information provided.

* It is the policy of South Orange County Orthopedic Institute that medications will only be refilled between 8:00am and 3:30 pm, Monday - Friday. 
* No prescription refills will be given on weekends of holidays. 
* At least 48 business hours are needed to process your refill request. 
* We will not authorize early refill requests 
* We will not replace lost or misplaced medication 
* If your physician is unavailable or away from the office, you have to wait until they return for refill requests to be authorized. 
* Non-controlled and non-narcotic prescriptions require a follow-up appointment with your doctor every 3 - 6 months. 
* Controlled substances and narcotic prescriptions will require a follow-up appointment every 30 - 90 days. 
* Prescriptions may be picked up between 8:30am - 12:00pm and 1:00pm - 5pm. Our office is closed for lunch from 12:00pm - 1:00pm. 
* When obtaining a prescription for a controlled substance, you will be asked to provide a valid form of photo identification. 

The physicians of South Orange County Orthopaedics do not prescribe narcotics on a long-term basis. We do not administer narcotics by injection. Individuals who are seeking pain killers for extended use should schedule an appointment with a pain management or primary care physician. 
Medication Acknowledgement of Driving Impairment 

(Not applicable for patients under 16 years of age) 
While you are under the care of your Physician, you may be prescribed medication that could impair your ability to operate a motor vehicle, heavy machinery, or equipment. 

Please refrain from operating a motor vehicle under the influence of prescribed medications that impair your judgment. Arrange in advance for your transportation needs and use precautions when taking any prescribed medications. If you have any questions, please ask your Physician or your pharmacist. 


South Orange County Orthopaedics
26730 Crown Valley Parkway, Suite 200
Orange County

Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Phone: 949-364-2154
Fax: (949) 364-2110

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