Unfortunately, almost all children get sick from time to time. If the kids get sick, we immediately go to the pediatrician, the doctor prescribes different drugs and they are not always cheap. Of course, I understand that the health of my child is very important and I will spend any money on medicines, but somehow it turned out that many of them can be obtained for free.
By the way, we all know that there are tablets of domestic and imported. I noticed that doctors, as a rule, prescribe more expensive drugs, and if you ask them about our counterparts, they can recommend cheaper drugs.
Who is entitled to free medication?
For some reason, I used to believe that only low-income and large families would get medicine for free. But once a neurologist once again wrote out the expensive pills of the eldest daughter to treat her hyperactivity. The nurse asked, have you already received them for free? I was surprised.
It turned out that all children up to three years old, and in large families up to six years old, are entitled to receive free medicines. But our pediatricians usually keep silent about it. And some doctors even respond to the direct question about free medications evasively and do not issue prescriptions.
How to get the medicine?
To get drugs at the pharmacy, you first need to get a prescription from the doctor. It is to achieve, because in practice it has been noticed that many pediatricians are reluctant to prescribe free medications. Personally, I don’t understand this position at all, because they don’t pay for them.
For issuing a prescription, a child’s registration, medical policy, and SNILS, which can be obtained from the Pension Fund at the place of residence, are required.
By the way, a thin notebook is needed, where all the preparations that the baby receives will be recorded. After receiving the prescription, you need to clarify in which pharmacy you can get medicines.
What if you do not write a prescription?
Refuse to issue free medications are not eligible. But if suddenly this happens, then you should complain to the doctor. First, you can contact the head of the clinic. If the situation does not change, you can contact the insurance company where they received a medical policy.
In extreme cases, you can write a complaint to the prosecutor. But it seems to me that it rarely comes to this. If a pediatrician requires free medication, then he, albeit with a clear reluctance, writes prescriptions.
When are free medicines put in?
You can get medicines for free with ordinary ARVI, with intestinal infections, with allergies and many other diseases. Various antipyretic cough syrups are also prescribed.
We received the pills that the neurologist prescribed for hyperactivity. My friend even made a recipe for free orthopedic shoes for her baby.
Do you get free medicines for children?