Pack My Rx – RX and Over the Counter Medication At Camp
This handy graphic should be helpful in determine if you need to use Pack My Rx.
In our ongoing commitment to ensure the safety of our campers who take any medications while at camp, we work with Pack My Rx, which uses the pharmacy, Direct Meds of Florida.
Pack My Rx is the only way for daily pill medication to be accepted at camp. The only exception is if the pharmacy notifies us it is unable to accept your insurance or fill a particular medication and then we will work with you to have it sent to camp properly. If that happens, please contact Trudy immediately and she will give you instructions on what to do.
Pack My Rx will package your child’s medications in strips of individual pouches labeled with your child’s name, medication(s), date, and time of day to administer. This distribution method is endorsed by the American Camp Association, as it ensures higher efficiency, lower risk of error, reduced waiting time for your campers, and increased focus on overall health.
Important information to know ahead of time:
- Registration opens on February 1st; it is important to register as early as possible at packmyrx.com.
- Prescriptions have to be sent to Direct Meds of Florida at least one month before camp starts but can be sent as early as February.
- Direct Meds of Florida will fill a 30-day supply for all prescriptions and send to camp prior to your child’s arrival, but will usually not submit to your insurance until your child is at camp. Please ask your insurance to allow a vacation override for the summer camp months. If your child is at camp for more than 30 days, a 30-day refill will be sent to camp.
- Any medication packed for camp that is not used at camp is sent home with your child.
- You may refill any necessary medication before camp starts, but do not fill prescriptions at home while your child is at camp. Leave any unused medication at home for use after camp.
- Most commercial prescription insurance plans are accepted. Medicaid is not accepted.
- Parents are responsible for all out-of-pocket expenses.
- Gummies, dissolvable pills (such as redi-tabs) and liquids cannot be packed in pouches so please substitute with tablets or chewable alternatives.
- If you have used Pack My Rx before, your login information remains the same, but you need to create a new registration for each summer
- Once you have registered with Pack My Rx, you will need to contact Pack My Rx IN WRITING (email firstname.lastname@example.org) directly if you have any changes in medications later.
- Ensure all medications listed in the Health History Form match the medications you register with Pack My Rx.
Please complete your registration at packmyrx.com as early as possible, so that Pack My Rx can guarantee the timely arrival of medications to camp and avoid any late fees and/or expedited shipping fees.
Pack My Rx registration needs to be completed online. Please take extra care to enter all information accurately, to avoid any errors.
Listed below is all the information needed to register with Pack My Rx:
- Instructions on how to register
- Instructions for your physician on how to send prescriptions to Direct Meds of Florida.
- Information about registration fees, prescription insurance, and late fees.
Using the Pack My Rx packaging process is required for all daily pill-form medications, whether prescription or over-the-counter. This also includes any over-the-counter vitamins or supplements your child may take.
If your child takes any kind of “as needed” medication or supplement, please get in touch with Trudy for instructions.
As gummy medications, gummy vitamins/supplements, liquids and dissolvable pills (including redi-tabs) cannot be packed out safely, we will not accept any gummy medications, gummy vitamins/supplements, liquids or dissolvable pills at camp.
If it is a prescription medication, your doctor must write a prescription for a comparable chewable substitute if you want your camper to have that prescription medication at camp. If it’s an over-the-counter medication/vitamin/supplement, you must request a chewable alternative when you register with Pack My Rx. Please contact your doctor if you have questions about how to choose an alternative over-the-counter medication.
The only medications exempt from using Pack My RX are powders (such as Miralax), lactase, inhalers, nose sprays, creams, oral contraceptive pills, eye drops, Accutane, epinephrine auto-injectors and other injectable medications (such as insulin, growth hormones, allergy shots), Please review “Medications Exempt from Pack My Rx” in the FAQ below for details on sending these medications to camp.
IF YOUR CHILD TAKES ANY “AS NEEDED” MEDICATIONS, PLEASE CONTACT TRUDY BEFORE YOU REGISTER FOR PACK MY RX. (This does not include things that we stock at camp like ibuprofen, acetaminophen, Benadryl, cold and cough medicines, etc. You do not need to list or send those medications.)
For any medications being sent directly to camp by the parent, a parent must complete and sign the Beber Camp Medication Authorization Form. THIS FORM IS ONLY TO BE USED FOR THE EXEMPT TYPES OF MEDICATIONS LISTED ABOVE AND DOES NOT GO TO PACK MY RX. These medications may be sent with your child on the first day of camp.
The Beber Camp Medication Authorization Form must be uploaded to our website in the appropriate place in the forms section. You must upload each child’s forms all at once, so please wait until you have all the signed forms you need (parent’s signature for over-the-counter meds and the doctor’s signature for prescription meds). Save the hard copies in case you need to add any forms later, so you can upload them all again together.
Most of this information can also be found on packmyrx.com under the Camp Parents’ tab and during the registration process.
If you have used Pack My Rx before, your login information remains the same.
The only medications exempt from using Pack My RX are powders (such as Miralax), lactase, inhalers, nose sprays, creams, oral contraceptive pills, eye drops, Accutane, epinephrine auto-injectors, and other injectable medication (such as insulin, growth hormones, allergy shots).
The instructions for sending these medications are listed below.
For all exempted prescription medications, you must have your doctor complete the Beber Camp Medication Authorization Form.
For any exempted over-the-counter medications, a parent must complete and sign the Beber Camp Medication Authorization Form, it does not require a doctor’s signature.
The Beber Camp Medication Authorization Form must be uploaded to our website in the appropriate place in the forms section. You must upload each child’s forms all at once, so please wait to do that until you have all the signed forms you need (parent signature for over-the-counter meds and the doctor’s signature for prescription meds). Save the hard copies in case you need to add any forms later, so you can upload them all again together.
The Beber Camp Medication Authorization form is only to be used for the exempt types of medication, it does not get used for medications coming from Pack My Rx.
Inhalers, creams, nasal sprays, eye drops, and Auto Injectable medications:
- Please label the individual item (not the box) with your child’s full name, use tape or other sticky label- do not write directly on the plastic cases or tubes, as it will rub off.
- In all cases, please also send the box that has the prescription label on it.
- Your child must turn these in to camp on the first day and they will come to the Health Center to use the product as indicated on the Beber Camp Medication Authorization Form.
- Emergency Inhalers: please send two inhalers (labeled as described above) with your child to camp – your child will keep one in the cabin to carry and use as needed and we will keep the second in the Health Center as a back up.
- Epinephrine Auto Injectables: Please send two – four injections with your child and label as described for inhalers. Depending on how many you send, we will keep one or a set of two in the Health Center as back up and your child will keep one or two in the cabin.
- Growth Hormones and other Injectables: should come in their original packaging and will all be kept in the Health Center and the box should have the prescription label on it. We recommend shipping those to camp in advance.
Miralax or other powders:
- For Miralax, if your child is able to take the full dose in the individual packets, please send individual packets Label each individual packet with your child’s full name. The individual packets are much easier to administer to your child.
- If your child cannot take the dose in individual packets, then please send a bottle and label the container with your child’s full name. Do not write directly on the plastic container as it will wear off, please use tape or some kind of label.
Oral contraceptive pills and Accutane:
- Please send with your child on the first day of camp. Be sure your child’s name is clearly labeled on each one in a way that it will not wear or rub off. If possible, please make sure the prescription label is attached or that you include the box for the product that has the prescription label on it.
- Log on to Packmyrx.com
- At the upper right corner, click on the “Get Started” button.
- Enter your name and last name, email and create a password.
- Select role: Camp Parent
- After completing this first part, you will receive an email with a link to begin registration.
- Click on the verification link you receive in your email to begin registration.
- Enter the first 3 letters of your camp (BEB) and select it from the drop-down menu.
- For Camp Sessions: select session(s) your child will attend.
- Fill out all required fields (with an *)
- We require contact info for only one parent but need at least 2 phone numbers.
- If your contact information is international, there is a box you must check to be able to fill out your information.
- If you would like Pack My Rx to bill your prescription insurance, it is important to fill out all the required information. If you do not know the Rx Bin, Rx Group, Rx ID, or Rx PCN, please call the number on your insurance card and find out this information.
- It is also mandatory to submit a copy of your insurance card by uploading a photo of the front and back of the card. In case you have difficulty uploading the photos, they can be emailed to email@example.com.
- If you have ongoing refills at your local pharmacy, we need the pharmacy information.
- The information for each prescription and over-the-counter medication has to be entered separately and you must click on “save” after each one. When filling in medication information, please make sure everything matches what is written on the actual prescriptions. Please specify your preferred med times: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner or Bedtime)
- A credit card is needed to complete registration. The registration fee will be charged to that card and we will keep the encrypted number on file for any medication charges as well as any late fees. We do not accept FSA/HSA cards.
- Please read all acknowledgments carefully, and click each box.
- Click on “submit registration” to finish.
- We accept most prescription insurance plans and co-payments should be similar to those at your local pharmacy.
- Once we receive your registration, we will verify coverage and notify you if we have any issues.
- We do not accept any Medicaid plans other than Florida’s. Contact Trudy for instructions if you use Medicaid in any other state.
- We will make every effort to bill your insurance. In the event that prescriptions are not covered, we will contact you to give you options for getting the medication. You are responsible for any out-of-pocket cost and it will be charged to your credit card.
- Although prescriptions usually cannot be filled until the monthly refill date, we will dispense the medication so it arrives on time to camp. Please understand that you cannot refill your child’s medication while your child is away as this will cause your insurance to reject Direct Meds’ insurance claim. If we cannot bill the insurance before shipping the medication, we will continue to try to bill your insurance for a maximum of 30 days, after which we will charge your credit card the full retail price of the medication dispensed.
- $60 per child, for a 30-day supply
- $70 per child, for a 60-day supply
- Will be charged to your credit card when registration is submitted.
30 days (May 18 – 1st session and June 15 – 2nd session) before camp starts, Direct Meds of Florida must have:
- A completed registration
- All prescriptions for 30 days, plus a refill or additional script for 8-week campers, including campers going to Israel.
- Copy of insurance card, if you are getting prescription meds and want us to bill your insurance
The following Late Fees will apply if any of the above requirements arrives late:
$30 Fee: if less than 30 days before camp starts
$85 Fee: if less than 15 days before camp starts
- This covers 2-day UPS shipping.
- This fee will also be charged if there are any medication changes that require a special rush shipment.
- The registration fee does not include the cost of any medication. Any medication not covered by insurance, including co-payments and the cost of over the counter medications, will be charged to your credit card.
Please note that in the event that we cannot obtain a particular brand of supplement and you have to send a sealed bottle to Pack My Rx, you will be charged a $10 repackaging fee per supplement.