You have many pharmacy options. We want to make sure you get the medicine you need in a way that’s helpful for you. There are also many ways to save on your medicine.
You may be able to get your medicine for no copay.
The Culinary Health Fund has two pharmacies where you and your dependents can get your medicine for no copay. The Culinary pharmacies have more than 300 generic medications. These include most medicines and supplies for diabetes. The pharmacies are just for our participants.
Get your medicine by mail
You can save time and money by getting your prescriptions in the mail. The Mail Order Pharmacy will deliver your medicine right to your home. It will even cost less than what you’d pay to pick it up. Your medicine will usually be delivered within 10 to 14 days from the time the order is placed.
Reasons to use the Mail Order Pharmacy:
Get a 2-month supply of medicine for one copayThat means you’ll pay half the cost and you won’t have to get refills every month.
Save gas and timeYou won’t have to make trips to the pharmacy or wait in line.
Get refill reminders by text or emailThat way you won’t run out of your medicine.
Order your refills online or by phoneYou won’t have to go out of your way to refill your prescriptions.
To get your medicine by mail, choose one of these options:
Be sure to use an in-network pharmacy if you don’t use any of our other options.
There are thousands of in-network pharmacies in the Culinary Health Fund network. If you don’t use an in-network pharmacy, you will have to pay the full cost of your medicine.
How much will my medicine cost?
You have copays for your medicine at in-network pharmacies. The amount you pay depends on what you’re prescribed. Here’s what you will pay for your medicine at in-network pharmacies:
|Generic medicine (Tier 1)||$10 copay|
|Formulary medicine (Tier 2)||$20 copay|
|Non-formulary medicine (Tier 3)||$35 copay|
If you’re diagnosed with a chronic or complex condition, like cancer, multiple sclerosis, or rheumatoid arthritis, your doctor may prescribe a “specialty drug.” You or your doctor will have to get prior authorization before you get specialty drugs. Once you have prior authorization, you can only order the drug from our specialty pharmacy. The specialty pharmacy is Optum Specialty Pharmacy.