We’ve all been there. Feeling like death, you made it out of the house to the doctor’s office. But now, all you want to do is go home and get back in bed.
Too bad now you’ve still got to go get your ‘script filled.
For Torontonians sick and tired of, well, being sick and tired, there’s a new alternative from a Toronto start-up.
Newly launched web-based app, Pilly.ca lets users in Toronto proper (and soon Mississauga and Brampton) take a photo of their new prescriptions, (or a bottle label in needing refilling), then schedule free same day delivery.
Prescriptions are filled by forward-thinking pharmacists working at licensed independent pharmacies in Toronto (currently Woodgreen Pharmacy at Queen East and Yonge). These pharmacists pride themselves on being responsive by email (whereas most still deal in telephones and fax machines) and with each prescription placed with Pilly, they provide a personal follow-up call to confirm details and answer questions.
“You can order pretty much anything online, but until now there was no mechanism for sick people to have their medicine brought to them, instead of the other way around,” says Dr. Mina Tadrous, Pilly co-founder in a press release provided to Daily Hive. “Our mission is to make it as easy and convenient as possible for Torontonians to access their prescriptions.”
Further streamlining the process, Pilly will bill your insurance direct. If there’s a co-pay or balance, pharmacists will take payment over the phone. The web-app will even prompt users to process refills as necessary.
“Other pharmacies might deliver, but they don’t do it the way we do it.” says co-founder, Ahmed Elkalza when reached by phone. “It’s as easy as ordering a pizza, or depositing a cheque.”
In time for the holidays, Pilly hopes to introduce its services with “The Holiday Cure”, a special delivery due to launch sometime in December and provide on-demand door-step deliveries packed with electrolyte-dense beverages, caffeinated snacks, and Advil.
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