Healthcare Merchant Certification:
Process & Pricing

When you apply for Healthcare Merchant Certification with LegitScript, you'll be asked to answer questions and provide documentation that demonstrate your compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. We don't cut corners on our process because we're dedicated to helping legitimate healthcare businesses stand out from counterfeiters and earn the trust of prospective customers.

Here's what you can expect.

I don't see why anyone would not get LegitScript-certified. It is an important symbol of trust and credibility. In addition, the initial process and maintenance of the certification is a valuable service in and of itself. It ensures you are maintaining the highest standard of care.

- Zachariah Reitano, Roman Health

Certification Process
Kyle Rao
PRESIDENT, SECURE MEDICAL

Kyle shares how LegitScript Certification helped his company come into compliance and open doors. With more than 21 years in business, Secure Medical is one of the longest-standing online prescribers of medication.

 
Certification Pricing

LegitScript Certification pricing has three tiers, which are differentiated by the level of complexity in reviewing and monitoring your healthcare business. Pricing depends in part on how many jurisdictions into which you ship, dispensing locations you have, and licenses you have.

Category A
One-Time Application Fee Per Website** Annual Fee Per Website***
$495 USD $995 USD

This category is for informational websites and for pharmacies that have a very limited internet presence, only accepting refills (but not new prescriptions) online. Business models applicable to this category include:

  • Pharmacies that do not operate a website or pharmacies that have a website without a mechanism for requesting a prescription (telemedicine services) or pharmaceuticals AND have only one dispensing location, license, or shipping jurisdiction.
  • Pharmacies that have a website that facilitates refills or transfers (but not new prescriptions), AND have only one dispensing location, license, or shipping jurisdiction.

Category B
One-Time Application Fee Per Website** Annual Fee Per Website***
$745 USD $1,495 USD

This category is the default category for most business models and includes: websites that accept refills, transfers, or new prescriptions; hospitals; pharmaceutical manufacturers, wholesalers, and distributors; or pharmacies that fill via mail-order or some other form of remote ordering service. This is also for any pharmacy that would otherwise be in Category A, but has more than one dispensing location, license, or shipping jurisdiction.

  • Traditional internet pharmacies (prescription or OTC)
  • Mail-order pharmaceuticals or medicines
  • Prescription drug price comparison services
  • Doctor clinics
  • Pharmaceutical wholesalers and distributors
  • Pharmaceutical manufacturers (including virtual manufacturers)
  • Any pharmacy or clinic that has more than one dispensing location, license, or shipping jurisdiction
  • Discount card/cost-savings websites
  • Hospitals

Category C
One-Time Application Fee Per Website** Annual Fee Per Website***
$975 USD $1,995 USD

This category is reserved for complex business models that take more time or expertise to review, such as telemedicine services, sterile compounding, nuclear pharmacy, or online veterinary pharmacies.

  • Telemedicine services
  • Prescription eyeglass and contact lens merchants
  • Complex pharmacy practice
  • Veterinary pharmacies

** The application fee is nonrefundable.
*** Annual monitoring fees will be applicable upon certification.

Take a Stand for Your Customers
Steve Gutentag
Co-Founder, Thirty Madison

Steven knows that caring for a chronic health condition can be confusing, costly, and frustrating. There are a limited number of specialists, and insurance may not cover the doctor's appointment or the treatment. Gutentag and his co-founder, Demetri Karagas, have been patients themselves, and have dealt with these frustrations. Three years ago, they became determined to find a better way.

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