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Important information about the Culinary Health Center
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Pharmacies

Your patients have many ways to get their prescriptions. They can use our exclusive Culinary pharmacies, get their prescriptions by mail, or visit a retail pharmacy near them. They also have the option to refill their prescriptions online.

Culinary pharmacies

Both the Culinary Pharmacy on Las Vegas Boulevard and the Culinary Pharmacy at the Culinary Health Center have reopened, with limited hours and other restrictions.

If your patients want to transfer prescriptions from Walgreens, they should call the Culinary Pharmacy as soon as possible at 702-963-9400, or at least three days before they need their medicine.

Temporary restrictions

Participants who want to fill prescriptions at the Culinary Pharmacies should be aware of the following:

  • Before coming to the pharmacy, they should call to make sure their medicine is ready.
  • Only one person is allowed to pick up the medicine. Family and friends are not allowed inside the Culinary Pharmacy.
  • Same-day prescription service is not available. If your patients bring or phone in a prescription, it will be ready the next day.
  • Your patients are not allowed to wait in the lobby.
  • When your patients arrive, they will be screened and given a mask to wear.
    Your patients must wear a mask. There are no exceptions.

We’re aware of the long wait times at the Culinary Pharmacies and on the phone. That’s why we’re extending the $0 Copay at any Walgreens pharmacy. More information...

The Culinary Pharmacy
at the Culinary Health Fund
The Culinary Pharmacy
at the Culinary Health Center
Location 1945 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, Nevada 89104

Corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and East St. Louis Avenue

Location 650 North Nellis Boulevard
Las Vegas, Nevada 89110

Just north of Stewart

Hours Monday through Friday: 9am to 5pm
Saturday and Sunday: Closed
Hours Monday through Friday: 9am to 5pm
Saturday and Sunday: Closed
Phone 702-650-4417 Phone 702-963-9400
Fax 702-369-5940 Fax 702-963-9401

Prescriptions by mail

Your patients can save time and money by getting their prescriptions by mail. They will get a 60-day supply delivered to their home for one copay. Medication will usually be delivered within 10 to 14 days from the time the order is placed.

To enroll, patients can have the following options:

  1. Call our Customer Service Office at 702-733-9938
  2. Call OptumRx at 866-611-5960
  3. Send in a mail order form
    • Print the formDownload PDF and fill it out.
    • Send the form and their paper prescription to:
      OptumRx
      P.O. Box 2975
      Mission, Kansas 66201

      Patients should not staple or tape their paper prescriptions to the form. They should just put the prescription in the same envelope.

In-network pharmacies

Be sure to send your patients’ prescriptions to an in-network pharmacy. If your patients don’t use an in-network pharmacy, they will have to pay the full cost of their prescription.

How much will my patient’s medicine cost?

Copay amounts are based on the prescription. Here’s what your patients will pay at in-network pharmacies:

Generic medicine (Tier 1) $10 copay
Formulary medicine (Tier 2) $20 copay
Non-formulary medicine (Tier 3) $35 copay

Specialty pharmacy

If your patient needs a specialty medicine please be sure to get prior authorization. Once prior authorization is received, the prescription can only be filled at Optum Specialty Pharmacy. Optum Specialty Pharmacy is the specialty pharmacy for the Culinary Health Fund.

Sending a specialty prescription to Optum Specialty Pharmacy:

  • From a hospital:

    An RN can either call or fax Optum Specialty Pharmacy:
    Phone: 866-618-6741
    Fax: 866-618-6692
  • From a physician’s office:

    Call or fax Optum Specialty Pharmacy:
    Phone: 866-618-6741
    Fax: 866-618-6692
  • Patients may also drop off their Rx directly at Optum Specialty Pharmacy:

    Optum Specialty Pharmacy
    8350 Briova Drive
    Las Vegas, Nevada 89113

    Monday through Friday: 8:30am to 7pm
    Saturday: 8:30am to 7pm

  • For prescription pick-up or delivery:


    Patients can pick up their prescription at Optum Specialty Pharmacy, or they can have it sent to their home via UPS. Delivery can be set up by a hospital, doctor’s office or the patient.
Visit our specialty pharmacy page to learn more about Optum Specialty Pharmacy.