Does Premier Drugstore perform COVID testing?
No, Premier Drugstore does not perform COVID testing. We usually have some at-home rapid COVID testing kits for sale in the store. You can order FREE COVID-19 At-home Tests on our website here.
Does Premier Drugstore give COVID shots in the store?
Yes, Premier Drugstore currently gives COVID vaccines in the store on Mondays through Fridays from 9am-1pm and 1:30pm-5pm. We give shots on Saturdays from 9am-12:30pm. Walk-ins are welcome. We currently do not make appointments. We close for lunch from 1:00pm-1:30pm on weekdays.
How much does a COVID shot cost?
COVID shots are no longer covered by the US Government. Many insurances cover COVID shots at no charge to the patient. You can also get a COVID vaccine from the health department. To find out how you can help, click here.
What do I need to bring and do I need an appointment for a COVID vaccine?
Please bring your state issued ID, your insurance card if you have one, and your CDC Vaccination Card if you have previously had a COVID vaccine. We are required to ask for those items.
Can I get a flu shot and COVID shot at the same time?
Yes, the CDC states that it is perfectly fine to get a flu shot and COVID shot at the same time. They can even be given in the same arm if given at least 1 inch apart.
When can I get my COVID booster shot?
See if you are up to date on your COVID shots by clicking here. The info and guidance changes frequently and the most up-to-date info can be found there.
Please note: The CDC no longer allows us to give J&J as a booster shot. Boosters must be Pfizer, Moderna, or Novavax. Novavax has received approval for use as a primary series or first booster only.
More info for immunocompromised people can be found at the CDC website.
Does Premier Drugstore have Paxlovid?
No, we do not currently stock Paxlovid. You can read more about it here.
What vaccines can I get at Premier Drugstore?
Premier Drugstore offers quite a few vaccines. The Federal PREP Act allows pharmacies to administer any ACIP Approved vaccine for patients ages 3 and up. We try to keep the following in stock at all times: COVID-19, Shingles, Hepatitis B, Pneumonia, Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis, teenage meningococcal, and Flu shots (during flu season). The ACIP list can be found here.
How do I get my prescriptions transferred to Premier Drugstore?
Transfers are easy! Gather your prescriptions bottles together and then call the store at 770-635-8509. Select the option to speak to a pharmacy staff member, and the staff member will ask you for the info they need off of your prescription bottles. Alternatively, you can submit an online request for transfers.
Does Premier Drugstore do deliveries?
Yes, Premier Drugstore offers delivery for local customers for a small fee. Call for more information.
How long does it take for Premier Drugstore to fill a prescription?
Typically, the wait at Premier Drugstore is very short compared to the retail pharmacy chains and grocery stores. Most people are serviced in a matter of minutes. Some compounded prescriptions can be completed the same day. Most compounded medications will require 24-72 hours notice.
Does Premier Drugstore offer custom compounding of medications?
Yes, Premier Drugstore offers non-sterile compounding of capsules, creams, ointments, gels, troches, liquids, buccal strips, and suppositories. Premier Drugstore does not offer sterile compounding of injectable drugs. We ask for 48 hours notice on most compounded prescriptions.
Does Premier Drugstore accept my insurance?
Premier Drugstore accepts a large number of insurances including all Georgia Medicaid plans and many Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D plans. However, due to increased fees and decreased reimbursement from some Medicare plans, we have had to stop accepting a small number of Medicare plans. We only ever decline to be contracted with an insurance company if the insurance company is not willing to at least pay us the cost of the drugs we dispense. So, if we do not accept your insurance, that is because your insurance company refuses to reimburse the pharmacy at least the cost of the drugs. We are in a large buying group that offers the same buying power as large chains, so we are already getting the best prices available on medications.
We currently accept almost all commercial plans, which means if you are insured through your work, we probably accept your insurance. To find out if we accept your prescription insurance, call us at 770-635-8509.
As of October 2022, we do not accept Tricare for prescriptions or flu shots. This was not our choice. We tried to negotiate a contract that would allow us to not lose money by filling prescriptions for Tricare patients, but Tricare and ExpressScripts refused to negotiate. They dropped approximately half of all independent pharmacies from their network. A nationwide grocery store also dropped Tricare after seeing that it is impossible to not lose money by servicing their members. Kroger Story
Does Premier Drugstore offer Naloxone Nasal Spray without a prescription?
Currently, anyone in Georgia can walk into our pharmacy and purchase a Naloxone Nasal Spray without a prescription from their doctor. Additionally, any business/organization/school or other entity in Georgia can purchase them without a special order from a physician. Any person or business can also order them from our webpage. We have been told that we have pretty good pricing on it. We currently have some free naloxone injections for those that cannot afford the nasal spray.
Does Premier Drugstore participate in iPledge program and dispense Isotretinoin (Accutane)?
Yes, Premier Drugstore participates in the iPledge program and carries isotretinoin. We know how to navigate the iPledge system which typically leads to a shorter wait than at the big chain stores.
Does Premier Drugstore offer bubble-packaging of prescription medicine filled at other pharmacies such as a mail order pharmacy?
Premier Drugstore does not offer bubble-packaging for medications filled at other pharmacies. Current state and federal regulations require so much paperwork for repackaging of medications from another pharmacy that it is nearly impossible to do it right and follow all of the recording requirements. Therefore, Premier Drugstore does not bubble-package medications purchased from another pharmacy.
Does Premier Drugstore offer bubble-packaging of prescription medicine filled at Premier Drugstore?
Due to the rising costs of goods, decreasing reimbursement rates from PBMs and insurance companies, and ever-increasing state and federal regulations, we have been unable to find a way to continue to offer this service without passing on a prohibitively large cost to the consumer. Therefore, we no longer offer this service to new customers.
Can Premier Drugstore ship my compounded prescription?
Premier Drugstore is authorized to ship compounded medications throughout the State of Georgia. By law, any controlled substance prescriptions require an adult signature at the time of delivery.
Does Premier Drugstore have the Monkeypox vaccine?
No, we do not have the monkeypox vaccine. There are two monkeypox vaccines in the United States. The distribution of these vaccines is determined at the federal level. The US currently does not allow the distribution of the monkeypox vaccines to retail pharmacies. Please contact your local health department for information on how to get the vaccine.