Costco is one of the largest Grocery store chains in the United States, and customers depend on them to access their daily essentials, which includes the many prescriptions they may require.
Because of this, you might be wondering whether or not Costco delivers prescriptions to its members. Here is what I discovered!
Does Costco Deliver Prescriptions?
Costco does deliver prescriptions to their customers, which can be ordered online or via the Mail-in Order service. Delivery is free for prescriptions sent through USPS from Costco and can take 6-14 days to arrive. Additionally, customers can opt for UPS shipping, which arrives within 2-days and costs $13.95.
To learn more about fees, how the delivery works, and more, keep on reading!
How Does Costco Prescription Delivery Work?
It is a very simple process to have prescriptions delivered from Costco. Firstly, a membership to Costco is required, in order to access the facilities that the store offers.
From here, customers can fill out either an online order form or a mail-in order form to order a prescription.
Online ordering can be done via the Costco website, while mail-in orders can be done by mailing a completed Traditional Mail Order Service Patient Profile to the Mail Order Pharmacy.
After this, the customer simply requests the order to be delivered alongside any other orders they may make through Costco.
From here, processing can take around 1 to 4 days, so orders should be made promptly.
Is Costco Prescription Delivery Free?
Delivery of prescriptions is free from Costco. A free delivery takes the form of a standard USPS delivery that will take approximately 6 to 14 days for the order to be processed, and then delivered.
If a customer wishes, they have the option to speed up the delivery process by paying an extra cost, to bump up their order to either: a 3 day USPS delivery at an extra cost of $10.95, or a 2 day USPS delivery at an extra cost of $13.95.
To learn more about pricing, you can see my full guide on Costco delivery.
Does ‘Instacart’ Deliver Prescriptions?
Many Costco customers make use of the ‘Instacart’ application to make their grocery shopping easier, making it desirable to be able to shop from home.
Instacart allows users to shop at various local grocery stores from home, with the order being picked up by a “Personal Shopper” on set days.
Instacart, much like Costco’s own delivery service, also allows for prescriptions to be picked up and delivered home, with this change being implemented to ease the difficulties created by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Yes, Costco does deliver prescriptions, alongside wider grocery orders (including alcohol). This can be done via Instacart, or through Costco’s own delivery service.
Delivery is free, and easy to arrange, via use of the Costco website, or even through use of a Mail-in Order service. Delivery can even be easily upgraded to a faster delivery option by adding an extra fee on top of the order.