Cost has long been an obstacle for many patients to receive the medication they need, and gaining access to medical devices like inhalers and glucometers can be just as difficult. But at Direct Care Physicians of Pittsburgh (DCPP), we believe that cost and access should never prevent a patient from being happy, healthy, and taken care of.
That’s why we’re thrilled to announce a brand new collaboration between Blueberry Pharmacy and Direct Care Physicians of Pittsburgh. Beginning October 1, 2021, patients of our practice are now eligible to receive all the member benefits of Blueberry Pharmacy.
Since Blueberry opened in March 2020, we have been pleasantly surprised to find that their pricing for generic medications is more affordable than our previous costs. In addition, they offer consultative services with a residency trained PharmD, including medication reviews, assistance in finding cost-savings opportunities for branded medications, and instruction on the use of certain medical devices, including inhalers and glucometers.
Some of the most exciting benefits for patients of our partnership with Blueberry Pharmacy include:
Blueberry Pharmacy has already shown to be life-changing for our patients. For example:
One of our uninsured patients was able to obtain her life-sustaining insulin for $33/mo rather than $1000/mo (that is not a typo!). Another patient who is on quite a few medications was able to save over $500/mo by transferring prescriptions from a retail pharmacy to Blueberry Pharmacy.
Our practice strives to continually assess and improve the value that we offer our patients. As always, a strong doctor-patient relationship, easy access to your doctor, and ample time with your doctor are our core values.
We hope that these additional pharmacy services will improve your health and make your lives a little easier. If you’d like to check the prices of your medications through Blueberry Pharmacy, visit their pricing list below!
Blueberry Pharmacy’s prices are possible through a direct relationship between pharmacist and patient. If that sounds familiar, it's because we operate under the same model -- direct primary care -- here at Direct Care Physicians of Pittsburgh.
As we enter into this new collaboration, Direct Care Physicians of Pittsburgh will phase out our own dispensing of maintenance medications in favor of Blueberry Pharmacy. We will still have some antibiotics, inhalers, and similar types of medications available for any urgent needs that may arise during an office visit.
If you have questions about how DCPP’s partnership with Blueberry Pharmacy will affect your medication, please don’t hesitate to give us a call. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff are happy to speak with you. We also encourage you to check the prices of your medications on !