Prescription Policy

Home Prescription Policy

A prescription is required for some home medical equipment sold at Long Term Medical Supply

Prescriptions can be submitted in several ways:

  • Fax your prescription to our toll free fax number: 641-456-4482
  • Email your prescription to Long Term Medical Supply
  • Let us request your prescription for you. When you checkout, indicate that you would like us to request your prescription

Please include your order number with any faxed or emailed prescriptions.

Prescription FAQs

Can you help me with my prescription?

Yes, our customer service team can assist you with questions regarding your prescription. You can contact us by email, phone, or fax.

Who can provide my prescription?

Your prescription can be from any of the care providers listed below:

  • Medical Doctor
  • Osteopathic Physician
  • Naturopathic Physician
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Psychiatrist
  • Dentist
  • Physicians Assistant

Prescriptions from the following medical practitioners are not acceptable:

  • Chiropractor
  • Psychologist
  • Podiatrist
  • Optometrist

What should my prescription include?

All prescriptions must include:

  • Your name
  • Name of physician
  • Physician contact information
  • Physician signature
  • Statement about the equipment needed

Are handwritten prescriptions acceptable?

Handwritten prescriptions on standard prescription pads are acceptable.

Can I use an old prescription?

If your prescription is written for "99 months" or "lifetime need," you will be able to continue to receive equipment as long as your need continues. If your prescription indicates a certain number of refills, it will only be valid until that number is met. If your prescription lists an expiration date, it is valid through that date. If you are unsure of the validity of your prescription, we will gladly review it for you.

Can my primary care physician write my prescription?

Yes, your prescription can be obtained from your primary care physician.

What should my prescription say?

All prescriptions must contain your physician's name and signature, contact information, your name, and a statement regarding the equipment needed. 

Please contact us with any further questions regarding our prescription policies.

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