Riverside Remedies Pharmacy will meet your child’s prescription medication needs while staying at summer camp!
Riverside Remedies is western Sullivan County’s premier full-service independent compounding pharmacy.
We are locally owned and staffed, and dedicated to providing professional, innovative, and personalized solutions for our patients, friends, and community. Riverside Remedies is coordinating with your child’s summer camp for this summer season to provide a more integrative and personalized approach to prescription management for their clients and staff.
Our pharmacy is only a few miles from camp in downtown Callicoon, and rapid access to a wide variety of medications and professional support is never more than a few minutes away.
What’s New for 2023
We are implementing several new changes this summer that will hopefully make this process easier for all.
Each point is explained in further detail in the following sections.
- We are offering a fixed formulary for OTC vitamins, supplements, and medications, to standardize charges and simplify our supply chain. You are still free to mail any OTC items to the pharmacy for packaging, if something is not on the list and cannot be substituted. Items mailed in from home will not require a prescription.
- Registration pricing will be based on how early it is submitted, as in pre-pandemic years.
- Prescription insurance claims will be adjudicated throughout the month of June, rather than held until the first day of camp. More on this below.
- We’ve created a dedicated telephone extension line for parents seeking to speak to our staff about camp medications. It will become available on February 1st when registration opens.
When should I register?
We recommend submitting your registration as soon as possible!
Registration for the upcoming coming season is open!
You do not have to wait until prescriptions are issued by your pediatrician to complete the registration.
The more lead time we have, the better, and if any medications change between registration and the start of camp, just let us know or submit a new registration to update our files.
|Camp||Opening Day||Pharmacy Registration Deadlines|
|Early Registration||Standard Registration||Late Registration|
|Camp IHC||Saturday, June 24th||Ends on:|
Monday, April 10th
Wednesday, May 10th
Saturday, June 10th
|Tyler Hill Camp|
|Camp Equinunk||Sunday, June 25th|
|Camp Blue Ridge|
Charges and fees.
The registration fee for 2023 varies accordingly, depending on when we receive your registration.
- Before April 10th: $45 each.
- April 11th to May 10th: $50 each.
- May 11th to June 10th: $55 each.
This includes acquiring, adjudicating, dispensing, blister packaging, and delivering all medications for the entire summer.
This fee does not include insurance copayments, medications not covered by insurance, or over-the-counter (OTC) items, which will be added to the overall bill.
Please note: we cannot guarantee that registrations submitted after the final June 10th deadline will be delivered to camp in time for opening day.
Registrations received AFTER June 10th will be assessed a $95 registration fee.
Changes to prescription insurance adjudication.
Traditionally, we have always waited until the first day of camp to adjudicate insurance for each prescription, to ensure that claims could be processed at home without any interference, if need be.
However over the last few years, we’ve observed an increasing trend in parents filling a 30 day prescription at home days before camp, which then prevents us from adjudicating the claim that has, by then, already been packaged and delivered to camp.
Therefore, we will be adjudicating claims throughout the month of June to “lock in” those claims and ensure that we are reimbursed for the medications we dispense.
If your home pharmacist encounters a “refill too soon” reject, call us and we will advise how to resolve the rejection.
Why we require prescriptions for non-prescription things.
A quick word about why we require prescriptions for vitamins, OTCs, and/or non-prescription medications…
Over the last few years, the single most frequently-asked question from parents has been: “Why do I need to have my pediatrician write a prescription for an item I can purchase at home without one?”
There are three reasons for this requirement:
- Paper trail: An individual’s medication history is not complete if it doesn’t include OTC medications and vitamins. Having an accurate record ensures we can properly screen for interactions in case your child needs antibiotics or additional medications while away from home.
- Communication: A prescription involves consent and agreement among three parties before it can be dispensed – your pediatrician, your pharmacist, and you. Having a written document for an exact medication, vitamin, or supplement eliminates the guesswork and ensures we deliver the right product.
- State regulations: The New York State Guidelines for Medication Management at School requires that all OTC items must have a provider order to be taken or administered at school, even if under the supervision of the school nurse. Parents, guardians or relatives are not subject to the same legal accountability as healthcare providers giving the same medications by proxy.
Physicians write prescriptions for non-prescription items every day, to ensure that the patient receives the right product, regardless of whether they need legal authorization to purchase it. Also, recall that many OTC medications (like Claritin, Zyrtec, and even Benadryl) were once only available by prescription. These medications are still routinely prescribed today.
Simply explain that your child will be attending summer camp, and that prescriptions are required for all medications and vitamins they will be taking.
Registration is now open!