Frequently Asked Questions
DO I NEED A PRESCRIPTION FOR CUSTOM MADE COMPOUNDED DRUGS?
Yes, a valid patient-specific prescription is required from a licensed provider.
CAN ANY DOCTOR WRITE A PRESCRIPTION FOR COMPOUNDED DRUGS?
Only USA licensed physicians, nurse practitioners, or physician’s assistants can write a prescription.
CAN A NATUROPATHIC PHYSICIAN WRITE A PRESCRIPTION FOR A COMPOUNDED DRUG?
Certain Naturopathic physicians have a license to prescribe depending on the state they are located in. Check with your doctor.
ARE COMPOUNDED PRESCRIPTIONS COVERED BY INSURANCE?
Some insurance programs cover compounded drugs. Most HMO’s do not.
DO YOU PROVIDE OFFICE USE COMPOUNDS?
Due to federal regulations, UCP does not sell compounds to providers for office use. All compounds can only be dispensed pursuant to a valid patient-specific prescription.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR MY PRESCRIPTION TO BE READY?
Most compounds take between 1-3 business days to be ready for shipment or pick up.