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Medi-Cal drug and pharmacy benefits

In this section, you’ll find resources related to Blue Shield Promise Medi-Cal plan’s prescription drug and pharmacy benefits.

It is important to have the right medications available when you need them. At Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plan, we continually check the effectiveness of new drugs, constantly evaluate our formulary lists, and strive to make our prescription benefit effective and affordable.

We cover both brand-name drugs and generic drugs. Generic drugs have the same active-ingredient formula as a brand-name drug. Generic drugs usually cost less than brand-name drugs and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rates them as safe and effective as brand name drugs.

Medi-Cal formulary

A formulary is a list of covered and preferred drugs for Medi-Cal members. Search formulary online or download a printable copy.

Search Blue Shield Promise Medi-Cal formulary

Download formulary (PDF, 2.2 MB)

Medication prior authorization

Find out which medications require prior authorization.

Get prescription drug prior authorization info

Find a pharmacy

Use our online tool to find a pharmacy in your area or download a provider directory.

Get provider and pharmacy directories for your area

Find a pharmacy online

Other benefits information

Learn about benefits covered by our plan and how to receive covered health care services.

View benefits information

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Medicare has neither reviewed nor endorsed this information. Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plan is a health plan that contracts with both Medicare and Medi-Cal to provide benefits of both programs to enrollees.