You do not need a prescription in the U.S. to purchase a glucose meter and test strips. These can be purchased over the counter, without insurance.
The following options are recommended by the community when taking into account reliability and price.
The ReliOn meter can be purchased from Walmart and shipped to an address.
Price: $9 for the meter
$18 for 100 test strips
The Center Health meter connects to an android or iPhone. You can buy online and have it shipped. They will also ship test strips each month. Unlimited test strips are $29/month. The meter is free with a subscription.