What is an EpiPen?
EpiPens are used for the self-injection of epinephrine, the first-line treatment for allergic emergencies.
Common symptoms of an allergic emergency include hives, redness of the skin, tightness in the throat,
breathing problems and/or a decrease in blood pressure. Allergic emergencies can be caused by triggers
such as food, stinging and biting insects, medicines, latex, or even exercise.
EpiPen Refills at Take Care Clinic
A Take Care Health Provider may write a prescription for an EpiPen refill as part of a paid exam only. The
patient must provide proof of active prescription (current medication bottle or verification by the patient's current/prior
pharmacy, pharmacist, or primary care provider) in order for the refill to be written. The prescription
will then be sent to the pharmacy of the patient's choice.