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Where to Get Prescriptions

Important Pharmacy Benefit Changes

Where to Get Prescriptions

Which pharmacies you can use in 2023 (also known as “in-network pharmacies”) will depend on what type of health plan you have. Rest assured, CDPHP has more than 60,000 in-network pharmacies where you can have your prescriptions filled

If you have health care coverage through your employer, CDPHP Medicare Advantage, Essential Plan, or Child Health Plus:

  • You will continue to have access to national pharmacy chains and supermarkets, including CVS, Walgreens, Walmart, Rite Aid, Price Chopper/Market 32, Hannaford, Kinney Drugs, Wegmans, etc., as well as most other pharmacies you’ve had in the past.

  • You do not have to change pharmacies because of the new pharmacy benefit manager.

  • Although CVS is still in the CDPHP pharmacy network for these plans, we recommend members switch to a different pharmacy because CVS pharmacies typically have higher costs for prescription medications. This translates into higher out-of-pocket costs.

A Newer Pharmacy Option: Local, Friendly, Free Home Delivery with ConnectRx

ConnectRx pharmacies offer free home delivery and cost-saving drug programs, along with dedicated, personalized support from expert pharmacists. Pharmacy locations are in Clifton Park, Watervliet, and Latham. Learn more

Medicare Advantage Over-the-Counter Benefit

Medicare Advantage members who have an over-the-counter benefit will continue to use their quarterly allowances through CVS. These dollars can be spent in a free-standing CVS retail store, over the phone, or online. Applies to CDPHP individual Medicare Advantage plans only.


Change Pharmacies in the Palm of Your Hand

Download the CDPHP ConnectRx, On the Go app to change pharmacies quickly and easily, plus stay updated about prescription benefit changes, view prescriptions, and more.

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Pending NYS DOH approval