Managing meds and refills
As a patient of Virginia Cancer Institute, you may find yourself taking various medications for treatment and symptom management. We’re here to help you handle your medications responsibly.
It is always best to anticipate your prescription refill needs and have any necessary prescriptions written during your scheduled office visit or treatment. Please bring your pharmacy number along with the container of the medicine that needs to be refilled. If you are unable to do so, please call our office as early as possible during regular office hours for your refill of non-narcotic prescriptions. All prescription requests will be handled promptly. Please carefully monitor your need for pain medication refills and allow ample time to acquire a written prescription.
By law, you must have a written prescription for narcotics such as Percocet®, MS Contin® or OxyContin®. That means no narcotic pain prescriptions can be made after office hours or during the weekends. No exceptions are possible because of federal regulations. We are extremely sympathetic to your needs, and we want you to have the medications you need when you need them, but we cannot violate the law. We thank you in advance for understanding these policies.