Update for April 11, 2011:


The prescription renewal process is now easier and more efficient.

If the prescription you are requesting will continue at the same dose and frequency AND this office’s clinician’s name is on the bottle, then call your pharmacy and enter your prescription information into the pharmacy’s automated refill line or you may utilize your pharmacy’s online renewal process. The pharmacy will then contact our office directly. Once received, our office will then respond in kind or make the necessary corrections. Please call the pharmacy directly to check the status of your renewal, not this office.

This process eliminates the need for the patient to call Saratoga Family Practice’s prescription renewal line and dictate all the medication details.

Please note, this process does NOT apply to controlled substances, mail order prescriptions, or when a new pharmacy is being requested. These requests require a call to the office.

Renewal of medications will take place Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm (not on holidays).

Update for September 15, 2010:

Flu Clinics will be offered on the following dates:

Wednesday, September 22nd, 9am - 1pm

Thursday, September 23rd, 9am - 1pm

Thursday, September 30th, 9am - 1pm

Thursday, October 14th, 9am - 1pm

Friday, October 15th, 9am - 1pm

Please let one of our receptionists know if you would like to reserve a time slot.

Thank you,
Dr. Richard Farrell & Staff

Update for January 11, 2010:

Our office now has an adequate supply of the H1N1 vaccine. If interested, please call the office for a nurse appt.

Update for November 20, 2009:

We will have the seasonal flu available starting Wed, Dec 2nd, 2009. If you wish to make an appointment, please call the office. A flu clinic will be available on this day.

We do not have any updates on the H1N1 vaccine at this time.

Update for November 6, 2009:

Our office contacted NYS Department of Health regarding the H1N1 vaccine. We have been informed that our order has not been filled as of 11/6/09. The likelihood of us receiving a shipment is minimal. If you have the opportunity to receive this vaccine elsewhere, please do so. The children of Saratoga Springs City School District may be able to receive the vaccine through school. Please contact your school for more information regarding any clinics they may be offering. We have not been notified of any other school district.

Regarding the seasonal flu vaccine, the manufacturer has not shipped out our order and unfortunately, we have no new updates at this time. The expected shipment date of November 9th has not been filled.

Please check our website, saratogafamilypractice.com for updates. We will update this site on a weekly basis as we hear from the State and our manufacturer regarding both vaccines.

Update for October 30, 2009:

We have been informed by the NYS Department of Health that our vaccine order for H1N1 has been received and the expectation is that "by mid-November, we will receive a shipment, although the quantity of vaccines cannot be confirmed at this time."

Our office was instructed, by NYS, to call back next week for any updates regarding an exact shipment date. We will update our website as we receive confirmations from NYS.

Regarding the seasonal flu vaccine, we have no new updates at this time.

Regrettably, Saratoga Family Practice currently does not possess additional seasonal flu vaccine. We have been informed by our supplier that we should expect a shipment the week of November 9th. We are NOT confident that this will occur. If interested in the seasonal flu vaccine, please stop in the office or send a written note of your request. DO NOT CALL because of the increased call volume.

Regarding H1N1, the office, by NYS regulation, placed a vaccine order on October 23rd. We will be informed in about one week by New York State regarding the vaccine quantity, shipping and the expected arrival date. If you are interested in the H1N1 vaccine, please stop in the office or send a written note of your request. DO NOT CALL because of so many calls regarding the flu. More H1N1 information can be obtained at: www.cdc.gov/H1N1

If you or the person you wish to make an appointment for have flu-like symptoms, this office recommends that an appointment be made here if:

  • 1. you are under the age of two
  • 2. you are over the age of 65
  • 3. you have pre-existing asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or immuno compromised condition.

  • At this time when so many people are requesting the flu vaccine and office visit consultations due to upper respiratory illnesses, unfortunately it is difficult to meet everyone's expectation. Please be patient and if you need to be seen at Wilton Medical Art's Urgent Care, this is understandable.

    Thank you,
    Dr. Richard Farrell & Staff