Why We Request Prescriptions
At Vitality Medical we would like to make the ordering process as simple as possible. However, some products will require a prescription. There could be a few reasons why the product you wish to purchase requires a prescription. First, the manufacturer may require that their products are only sold with a valid prescription. This is usually the case with products that will require a doctor's direction to use properly, and to know which items to purchase. In other cases, a prescription is required by state or federal laws for the product category and classification.
Types of Product Requiring Prescriptions
The types of products that will typically require a prescription include (but are not limited to) IV supplies, oxygen concentrators, CPAP/BiPAP/APAP machines, restraints, and sometimes needles.
Special Note about Needles/Syringes
Needles/Syringes are a special case because they are required by some states and not by others. Additionally, some states have special guidelines about how many syringes may be purchased at a time. Below is a list of states that always require a prescription, regardless of the quantity purchased.
- U.S. Virgin Islands
- Florida (in Select Counties)
The below states have restrictions on the number of syringes that may be purchased without a prescription.
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New York
Needles/Syringes are for medical use only and are only allowed to be purchased by adults 18+ in age. For more information about RX requirements for Needles/Syringes please review your states guidelines.
How Do I Submit My Prescription?
You can submit your prescription to us in a few ways. You can fax, email, or text the prescription to us. The phone number and email address for this option will pop up when placing your order. Another option is to simply upload your prescription when placing the order. This is recommended as it is the quickest way for us to receive your prescription information. Lastly, if you do not have a copy of your prescription but your doctor has one on file, we can contact your doctor and have them send us a copy of that prescription.