If you’ve been prescribed prescription medication by your doctor, there are few things more important than getting your medicine and taking it regularly. For some, however, this is easier said than done. You may have limited mobility or lack a vehicle. Relying on others to pick up your medication can be problematic at best. Fortunately, if you have AARP Medicare advantage plans, you have the option to receive your prescription medication by mail Better still, you could actually save yourself some money. Prescription medications are an important part of daily life, but that’s no reason for it to become an inconvenience or a burden. Below is a guide on how to begin the process today of receiving the medicine you need without the constant trips to the pharmacy you don’t want.

Required to sign up to have your AARP Medicare plan prescriptions mailed to you

  • A computer, PC, laptop, Internet enabled mobile device, etc.
  • Valid email address
  • Other personal information

Steps to sign up to have your pAARP Medicare plan rescriptions mailed to you

  1. Click in the URL address bar at the top of your browser screen. Once the cursor is blinking in the URL bar, you will copy and paste the following URL:  www.aarpmedicarerx.com/mailservice
  2. Find the section that says “Getting started is easy” about halfway down the page.
  3. Choose whichever of the three options is most convenient:
    • Signing up by phone (available twenty four hours a day, seven days a week): Call OptumRx at 1-888-223-2759 (TTY 711) and have your prescription label available.
    • Signing up by mail: Click on the link for the mail order form, print it out and complete it. Use the link “Getting started” checklist for more forms and the mailing address.
    • Signing up through your physician: have your doctor’s office call 1-800-791-7658 with your prescription or he/she can fax in the information to 1-800-491-7997.
    • You can also visit OptumRx.com for more information, including
      1. How to track your Mail Service Pharmacy Order.
      2. Find more affordable prescriptions.
      3. Renew expired prescriptions.
      4. Set up a text message reminder for when to take or refill your medicine.
      5. Refill prescriptions.

If you have any questions now or when you begin mail order service, you can call 1-877-5710 (TTY 711) anytime between 8am and 8pm, local time. Operators are standing by every day of the week.