Where can I fill my prescriptions?
A network pharmacy is one that we have made arrangements for them to provide prescription drugs to plan members. These pharmacies are where members can obtain prescription drug benefits provided by Samaritan Advantage Premier, Premier Plus, and Special Needs HMO Plans. Samaritan Health Plans has an arrangement with pharmacies all across the United States, which consists of approximately 90 percent of pharmacies. This equals or exceeds CMS requirements for pharmacy access in your area. In most cases, your prescriptions are covered if they are filled at a network pharmacy. Quantity limitations and restrictions may apply.
We also list pharmacies that are in our network but are outside Linn, Benton and Lincoln counties. Please contact Samaritan Advantage at (541) 768-4550, 1-800-832-4580, TTY users must use 1-800-735-2900, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, for additional information.
(PDF) Created August, 2012
Once you go to a network pharmacy, you are not required to continue going to the same pharmacy to fill your prescription, you can go to any of our network pharmacies.
|ADOBE READER SEARCH TIPS for your Pharmacy Directory
|Once you have opened the links to the Pharmacy Directory found above, you can search the document for a specific network pharmacy. Just hold down the Ctrl + f keys on your keyboard to use the "Find" function within Adobe Reader, then type in the name of the facility or provider that you are seeking.
In general, beneficiaries must use network pharmacies to access their prescription drug benefit, except in non-routine circumstances. We will cover your prescription at an out-of-network pharmacy if at least one of the following applies:
- If you are unable to obtain a covered drug in a timely manner within our service area because there is no network pharmacy within a reasonable driving distance that provides 24 hour service.
- If you are trying to fill a prescription drug that is not regularly stocked at an accessible network retail pharmacy (including high cost and unique drugs).
- If you are getting a vaccine that is medically necessary but not covered by Medicare Part B and some covered drugs that are administered in your doctor’s office.
Before you fill your prescription in any of these situations, call Customer Service at (541) 768-4550 or 1-800-832-4580 (TTY 1-800-735-2900), 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, to see if there is a network pharmacy in your area where you can fill your prescription. If you do go to an out-of-network pharmacy for the reasons listed above, you will have to pay the full cost (rather than paying just your co-payment) when you fill your prescription. You can ask us to reimburse you for our share of the cost by submitting a claim form, visit member forms
to download and print a Prescription Claim Form
If you go to an out-of-network pharmacy, you may be responsible for paying the difference between what we would pay for a prescription filled at an in-network pharmacy and what the out-of-network pharmacy charged for your prescription.
Other Important Information regarding filling prescriptions:
Getting prescriptions filled when you travel
Mail order drugs
for a list of covered drugs
Extra help with prescription drug costs
You may be able to get Extra Help to pay for your prescription drug premiums and costs. To see if you qualify for Extra Help, call: 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227). TTY users should call 1-877-486-2048, 24 hours a day/7 days a week; the Social Security Office at 1-800-772-1213 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. TTY users should call 1-800-325-0778; or your State Medicaid office.
Last modified: October 1, 2012
H3811_MA4001_2012A CMS Approved October 24, 2012