Prescription renewals in France during Covid-19 crisis

Medical prescriptions for repeat drugs for people with serious illnesses are extended until April 15 and not May 31, as earlier announced by the government.

This date could be extended dependent on the evolution of the health crisis.

During this time, pharmacies can continue to give you medication if you have a serious illness and your prescription has expired.

The change in the decree excludes narcotic drugs, such as morphine, which can still be delivered for a period of 28 days, if the patient has had to take them in the last three months.

Pharmacies which provide medecines from an expired prescription will inform your doctor and you will be reimbursed as usual.

For other conditions, doctors will often renew your prescription if you ring to request this. The prescription can be left in a collection point or you can ask to have it emailed to you.

Pharmacies remain open during the confinement period – remember you need to always fill a form to go out. ​

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