Patients are encouraged to address all prescription needs during regular clinic visits. 

Call ahead about these prescriptions to ensure you will receive them on a clinic visit. However, we do understand that there are times when needs arise between clinic visits.

We recommend that if you are running low on any medication(s) that you call the prescription line 919-684-0684 one week ahead of time and leave a message.   If you are in need of a prescription for the following types of medications (folic acid, hydroxyurea, blood pressure medication, etc.) and want it/them to be called in to a pharmacy, please state the name of the medication, dose, pharmacy name and phone number. We will call the pharmacy within 72 hours of your request.

Paper Prescriptions are available for pick up at the 2N Sickle Cell Clinic (not the sickle cell office) every day between the hours of 9 a.m.–3 p.m.  Prescriptions for your Pain Medications (Oxycodone, OxyContin, MS Contin, Fentanyl patch, Methadone, etc.) cannot be called in to the  pharmacy.   You must have a paper prescription.  You will also be required to sign a form listing up to three delegates to pick up your prescriptions. They must have photo ID. Note:  ALL prescriptions requests including narcotics will be filled within 72 hours of your request.

Lost or stolen prescriptions will not be rewritten without a police report.

Please remember that if you are having increasing pain, fever, chills or shortness of breath you must call Triage to be seen in the clinic, day hospital or go immediately to the ER.  In addition, if you need medical services other than a prescription, please make an appointment for a regular clinic visit by calling 919-620-5300.

If you are taking long acting medications such as OxyContin, MS Contin, Methadone, Fentanyl patch, etc. you will be asked to sign an Opiate Agreement.  This agreement will tell you exactly what to expect from us and our expectations of you while on these medications.

Please be advised that the behaviors listed below will result in immediate suspension of our prescribing narcotics for you:

  • Changing or forging a prescription.
  • Using your prescription medication for purposes other than as intended such as taking more than prescribed or selling them for monetary gain.
  • Using illegal or controlled substances including marijuana, cocaine, crack,  PCP, ecstasy, etc.
  • Failing to keep the Duke physician informed of prescriptions obtained from other physicians including the hospital, ED or private physicians.
  • Failing to comply with pain management recommendations by sickle cell clinic or pain clinic providers.