This post is sponsored by Jase Medical, LLC. All opinions are always my own and never influenced by any relationship I may have with the company or any product I may receive for free to review. Also, I am not a doctor and nothing in this post should be considered medical advice. It is for informational and research purposes only.
The one thing I have struggled with when planning trips and hikes where I may not be able to get to a doctor right away, is carrying antibiotics. For whatever reason trying to get my own PCM to prescribe some “just in case”, never happens. And forget about getting a prescription just so you can have some on hand for your emergency supply at home.
Why Having an Emergency Supply is Important
Just a quick note on why it’s important to have an emergency supply of antibiotics on hand, even if you are not planning to travel or hike somewhere that may be off-grid.
According to MarketWatch, the United States has practically no ability to produce antibiotics anymore. The final factory in the United States that made key ingredients for antibiotics closed in 2004. Almost all of the key ingredients required for common drugs are now manufactured elsewhere, primarily in China. In fact, China currently controls roughly 90% of the global supply of inputs needed to make generic antibiotics, according to MarketWatch. This means that Americans might be without access to life-saving meds in the event of an emergency.
The thought of being out in the middle of the woods with an infected tooth, animal bite, tick bite, or giardia and no way to immediately get to a doctor is unnerving. The other thing I have been thinking about lately, as I am sure most of us are, is the direction our world is going. What if SHTF and medical care became almost impossible to get? Since my husband is an EMT, we have a well-stocked medical kit, with the only thing missing being antibiotics.
Due to this, I began searching for doctors that are more “sympathetic” so to speak to us long-distance hikers, off-the-beaten-path travelers, and preppers. Believe it or not, they are hard to find, but you can find them!
Now here is the funny thing about fate. I found Jase Medical on my own about a month ago when I was researching where to get antibiotics (not only for our kit) but also for an article I was planning. I saved the website to my favorites as I was still researching. Jase Medical reached out to me a couple of weeks later asking if I would be interested in partnering up. YES! I had already researched them thoroughly so I had no hesitation in agreeing to a partnership. Funny how things work out!
Who is Jase Medical?
First and foremost, Jase Medical is 100% legal and founded by Shawn Rowland, M.D., a board-certified family physician.
Jase Medical is a telemedicine service that allows U.S. and Canadian adult residents to receive antibiotics prescribed to them by board-certified doctors for travel and emergency use; whether you need them for travel, outdoor adventures, or for your emergency supply. It is not a matter of if, it is a matter of when these antibiotics will be needed.
The process is super simple and took me about 8 minutes (and this is only because I had to hunt down my current prescriptions and driver’s license lol). If I had those beforehand I estimate it would have taken about 5 minutes to complete.
Before you Start
Before you start your consultation make sure you have a list of all of your current medications, their dosage, and what they are for as well as your government-issued photo ID (you will need to upload it during the process per telemedicine laws) using the camera on your device.
Start your consultation
Click on the Start Consultation button to get started.
First Page – You will fill out your personally identifiable information such as name, email address, birth date, etc…
Second Page – Choose the state you are located in
Third Page – Enter your shipping address
Fourth Page – The fourth page begins your medical questionnaire.
Seventh Page – This is where you will need your list of current medications that you take.
Ninth Page – Here is where you will take a picture of your driver’s license with your device camera. Currently, there is no way to upload a file, you must have a camera on your computer or phone in order to take a live picture of your driver’s license or other government photo-issued ID.
Tenth Page – Here is where you will pay, so make sure to have your credit card handy.
Successful Submission – You will receive a thank you page showing everything was submitted successfully. Here, you can also download their antibiotic guide for free. I would suggest having a digital copy as it’s a great resource to have.
After you submit the form and your payment, a board-certified doctor will go over the information and will follow up with you in the event that they have any questions regarding possible conflicts with the medications you are currently taking and the prescriptions they are prescribing, In my case, there were no concerns so they sent mine off for fulfillment. I got that notification via email on Tuesday (my consultation was done the prior Thursday) and two days later got a notification that my prescriptions had been shipped.
It took roughly a week from the time they sent it off for fulfillment until I received it from a pharmacy in Scottsdale, Arizona. For reference, I am in Texas.
Antibiotics -What you Receive
You will receive 5 antibiotics, a case, and an antibiotic guide booklet. Don’t worry if your bottles don’t look just like the picture. Jase Medical works with pharmacies all over the United States to fill prescriptions which is why the prescription bottles may not look the same as pictured below.
The Jase Medical Emergency Antibiotic Pack contains the following medications:
- Amoxicillin-Clavulanate, 875 mg (28 tablets)
- Azithromycin, 250 mg (6 tablets)
- Ciprofloxacin, 500 mg (28 tablets)
- Doxycycline, 100 mg (120 capsules)
- Metronidazole, 500 mg (30 tablets)
The antibiotic guide details how to take each medication, what each medication treats, and the risk factors for each.
What they treat
Some of the possible infections treated by these antibiotics include:
- Bioterror from anthrax, plague, and tularemia
- Bite wounds
- Intra-abdominal infections
- Tooth infections
- Ear infections
- Strep throat
- Urinary tract infection
- Traveler’s diarrhea
- Lyme disease
- Q fever
- Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
- Bacterial vaginosis
- C. diff
- Pelvic inflammatory disease.
The cost, which includes an online consultation, antibiotics, carrying case, antibiotic guide, and shipping is 259.95 USD for U.S. patients and 435.95 CAD for Canadian patients.
How to Order
If you are ready to start your consultation or to learn more, visit Jase Medical.
I was super excited to find Jase Medical, a group of board-certified doctors that finally cater to those of us who wish to have antibiotics on hand whether it be for an extended hiking trip, an Overlanding trip, or for “just in case” scenarios. The process was super simple and hassle-free. I will definitely use them again in the future!
Something to keep in mind
Jase Medical takes antimicrobial stewardship seriously, so you can only order ONE Emergency Antibiotic Pack per person per year.