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Old 26-03-2023, 08:52   #1
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Getting Mail/Packages In Key West

I tried doing some searches on the different threads and got so many responses, but they were not relevant.

I will be taking my boat from Clearwater to KW for 4 weeks and be staying on the hook to save on marina fees. I need to find a way to be able to reliably receive packages (medication) while I am there.

If there is already a thread discussing this, please point me to this. If you can help out, I welcome the information you can provide me. I will most likely be mooring around the Stock Island area, although that is subject to change and will be making a trip to the Dry Tortugas as well.

But it is important to me that I find a reliable source to receive my packages, I am able to go and show my ID and retrieve them.

Thank you for any and all help offered. Hope you all are enjoying this beautiful Florida weather we have been Blessed with lately if you are in the area.

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Old 26-03-2023, 09:00   #2
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Re: Getting Mail/Packages In Key West

USPS still has general delivery to a local post office. They hold packages for 30days
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Old 26-03-2023, 09:23   #3
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Re: Getting Mail/Packages In Key West

I've had success calling my insurance company, telling them I'll be away on a boat all summer, and asking if I can get 4 months of medication in advance. If that's why you need the package delivery, maybe you can get enough to take with you.
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Old 26-03-2023, 10:17   #4
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USPS still has general delivery to a local post office. They hold packages for 30days
Not so sure. A few years back (2020?) we had a box that would been returned to sender the day that it arrived at GD in a post office in a suburb south of Atlanta. We call the postmaster and inquired why and he said we did not make prior arrangements. We found out because we were tracking the package and were able to delegate someone to pick it up.
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Old 26-03-2023, 10:32   #5
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Surely there is a commercial mailbox place in downtown KW that will rent you a box by the month? Should be easy…. Many will accept packages on a one off basis as well, although that can get expensive if you need more than one or two.
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Old 26-03-2023, 10:53   #6
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Re: Getting Mail/Packages In Key West

Try Pak Mail Key West,



1200 Fourth Street,
Key West, FL 33040


T: (305) 295-1491



We used a mail service for a couple years when we lived on the boat. Went well.


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Re: Getting Mail/Packages In Key West

Just have your health care provider submit the prescription to a Key West pharmacy. Even for controlled substances the only restriction is the prescriber has to be in the same or a contiguous state. For non-controlled substances the scrip can come from any US provider. I do this all the time for the past 30 years.
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What was the address that you used to have something sent there?
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What was the address that you used to have something sent there?
Iíve sent stuff to myself addressed like this example. For the record I have not done this in KW. But it does work in many many USPS locations. My experience is along the AT.

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Thank you for all of the great suggestions. Everything makes a lot of sense and appreciate the actual experience shared! Will put it to work and report how it goes.

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You could call the Key West post office to confirm any special requirements.
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You could call the Key West post office to confirm any special requirements.
I will be doing that for sure. TY!
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