The Hospital Scheme plan offers full coverage in medication during hospitalization, full coverage in oncologic drugs and 50% discount in ambulatory medication or TICKET system (depending on members adhesion).
Ambulatory medication has a 50% rebate at EL TUNEL pharmacy for all our members (excepting those situations where an exclusion has been determined).
Hospital Scheme members can add a medication ticket system to their plan. This system can be contracted at the Scheme Office before being 60 years old and after being authorized by the Hospital Technical Direction. The evaluation will be based on the pre-existing treatments.
El Tunel pharmacy has access to our system permanently, knowing which kind of medication coverage or exclusion the member has.
Medication coverage is regulated by FTM (Formulario Terapéutico Nacional de Medicamentos).
Information to buy ambulatory medication
1 - Medication presctiptions
Doctor makes the prescription from the office, before leaving hospitalization or from emergency room. The prescription can be manual or electronic, depending on the situation.
2 - Buying at El Tunel
You can buy medication in person, or ask for a home delivery (without cost) until 10 pm.
Call Center: 2487 46 06 from Monday to Friday, between 7 am and 10 pm. After 10 pm and Sundays (only emergencies) at 2487 68 11.
El Tunel Head Office
Opposite British Hospital - Open 24 hs, from Monday to Sunday.
El Tunel Branch Offices
Juan B. Alberdi 6597 esq. Murillo - Monday to Saturday. 8 am to 10 pm.
Benito Blanco 3351 esq. Pereira de la Luz - Monday to Saturday. 8 am to 10 pm.
Solano García 2585 esq. Guipúzcoa - Monday to Sunday. 8 am to 10 pm.
3 - Home Delivery
Home delivery system is available in Montevideo.
Medication will be delivered in a period of 2 hours, excepting some special situations which make this impossible:
- remote geographical areas (previous coordination will be done)
- drugs which need to be ordered previously (it is not a frequent situation)
- drugs which need to be provided exceptionally
4 - Enabled medication costs
Hospital Scheme plan offers a 50% discount (according to prices suggested by laboratories).
For those members who have contracted ticket system, prices and conditions are established by British Hospital (conditions available at Hospital Scheme office).
5 - Ordinary and psychopharmacological prescriptions validity
Ordinary prescriptions are valid since the date they are emitted to the last day of the following month.
Psychopharmacological prescriptions (green and orange prescription) are valid until the last day of the following month.
When you make a partial purchase during the month the prescription was emitted, next purchase must be done in the same month (it will be disabled the following month).
6 - Chronic prescriptions validity
For our members convenience we have implemented a special system for chronic prescriptions (not valid for green and orange prescriptions).
Doctors can prescribe a drug for a period no longer than 6 months.
Doctor’s prescription will remain in possession of El Tunel pharmacy, so the member will be able to buy the assigned dose during 6 months.
After this period the member must make a new appointment in order to ask Doctor a new prescription.
7 - Oncologic Medication
Oncologic medication from FTM prescribed by any Doctor of the Hospital must be requested at the British Hospital Pharmacy.
8 - Prescriptions visualization
Active and expired prescriptions are available at the institutional web site: www.hospitalbritanico.org.uy, at the on line services area.
9 - Medication not covered by the plan.
- Cosmetic products
- Diagnostic and therapeutic devices
- Radiological contrast agents or similar
- Odontological products
- Male sexual dysfunction treatments
- Male or female contraceptive treatments
- Reproductive disorders treatments
- Antiseptics and disinfectants
- Appetite and overweight treatments
- Stop Smoking treatments (request information related to snuff cessation)