Medco delivers prescription refills within about three to five days after it receives online orders, and about six to nine days for orders mailed in, according to Express Scripts. Customers should reorder about 14 days before the supply ends. Express Scripts acquired Medco Health Solutions in April 2012.
Express Scripts delivers online renewal orders in approximately five to eight days after it receives notice that the doctor has approved the prescription renewal. It takes about seven to 11 days for Express Scripts to deliver renewals that are mailed in, explains the company's website. Generally, Express Scripts ships medications through the U.S. Postal Service with no cost to the patient. The company uses United Parcel Service to deliver certain medications containing controlled substances. Express shipping is available for an additional fee.