With more than 6,000 pharmacies in California, our pharmacy network includes all major chains and numerous other retail pharmacies that equal or exceed the Medicare requirements for pharmacy access in your area.

To find a retail pharmacy that participates in your selected Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug Plan or Medicare Prescription Drug Plan, use the Pharmacy Locator tool. Enter the city and state or the ZIP code to locate in-network pharmacies near you.

Alternatively, you can download our pharmacy lists here:

Download list of Medicare Advantage - Prescription Drug Plan pharmacies, English (PDF, 12MB)

Download list of Prescription Drug Plan pharmacies, English (PDF, 12MB)

If you want a Pharmacy Directory mailed to you, or if you need help finding a network pharmacy, please call (800) 963-8008 [TTY: 711] or email MemberSvcs@blueshieldca.com.

You can also learn about and get contact details for the pharmacies that offer preferred cost sharing and specialty pharmacies in our network, as well as the mail service pharmacy.

Find a pharmacy

Pharmacy locator

Search for a pharmacy or pharmacies in your area. The Phamacy Locator will display pharmacies by pharmacy name, address, telephone number, and pharmacy type. You can identify preferred pharmacies by looking to see if "Preferred" is listed in the Services column of your search results. If you have questions, require assistance in selecting a participating pharmacy, or would like to inquire about the most current pharmacy network information, please call Member Services at (800) 776-4466 [TTY: 711] 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week, from October 1 through March 31, and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays, (8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday), from April 1 through September 30. 

The pharmacy network may change at any time. You will receive notice when necessary.


Pharmacies that offer preferred cost sharing 


Albertsons Sav-on logo Albertsons/Osco/Savon pharmacies
Call (877) 932-7948 [TTY 711] to find a location near you.
Costco Pharmacy Costco
Call (800) 955-2292 [TTY 711] to find a location near you.
You do not need to be a Costco member to use Costco pharmacies.
CVS Pharmacy
CVS Pharmacy at Target
CVS Pharmacy
Call (800) 865-6647 [TTY 711] to find a location near you.
Ralphs logo Ralphs
Call (888) 437-3496 [TTY 711] to find a location near you.
Safeway/Vons Pharmacy logo Safeway and Vons pharmacies
Call (877) 723-3929 [TTY 711] to find a location near you.
Walmart logo Walmart
Call (800) 925-6278 [TTY 711] to find a location near you.


Albertsons/Osco/Savon, Costco, CVS Pharmacy (including CVS Pharmacy at Target), Safeway, Vons, Walmart, Ralphs, and many other pharmacies in our network are called preferred cost-sharing pharmacies. Preferred cost-sharing pharmacies are pharmacies that Blue Shield has negotiated with to offer even lower cost-sharing for covered prescription drugs. Our 2019 Pharmacy Directory will have the full list of preferred cost-sharing pharmacies.

You will still have lower cost-sharing at network pharmacies that offer standard cost-sharing than at non-network pharmacies.

You may go to either preferred or standard cost-sharing network pharmacies to receive your covered prescription drugs. 

Pharmacies that offer preferred cost-sharing provide a 90-day supply of covered prescription drugs at a discounted price. You may still receive an extended supply of drugs at pharmacies that offer standard cost-sharing; however, you may not receive the discounted price. Not all drugs may be available in a 90-day supply, depending on the plan. Please see the plan's Evidence of Coverage for details.


Specialty pharmacies

Specialty pharmacies are available to all Blue Shield Medicare Part D members. Your physician may call or fax your prescription to any specialty pharmacy in our network, including CVS Caremark specialty pharmacy.

Caremark - www.cvscaremarkspecialtyrx.com

Phone: (800) 237-2767

Fax: (800) 323-2445


Mail service pharmacy

Filling your prescription through a mail service pharmacy

Blue Shield provides access to prescription mail service through a Network Mail Service Pharmacy, which offers you the convenience of receiving up to a 90-day supply of covered maintenance drugs* delivered to your home or office, with no charge for shipping.

*Maintenance drugs are those prescribed to treat a chronic or long-term medical condition such as asthma, diabetes, high blood pressure, or high cholesterol, and are taken on an ongoing, regular basis to maintain health.

How to register with Network Mail Service Pharmacy to receive your prescriptions by mail 

Step 1: Register

To receive medications through a mail service pharmacy, you must first register online, by phone or by mail to provide the information required, such as your name, shipping address, payment method and drug allergies. Instructions for each registration method are listed below:

  • Online — Visit Caremark.com and click the link to register.

    Please note: When registering online, enter only the Member ID starting after the first three characters along with all other required fields.

    Caremark.com cannot calculate the estimated drug cost of your order at this time. We apologize for any inconvenience. You can find prescription drug cost-share information by logging in to the member portal on blueshieldca.com and choosing Pharmacy Claims from the My Plan & Claims tab located at the top of the page, by reviewing your plan documents or calling the phone number on the back of your member ID card.

  • By Phone — Call (866) 346-7200. (Members using TTY equipment can order forms by calling TTY: 711)

  • By MailDownload and print out the mail service order form (PDF, 154 KB).

Step 2: Submit new prescriptions

Once you are registered, you will need to provide your prescription to the mail service pharmacy. Prescriptions can be sent electronically, or by phone, fax or mail:

  • Electronically — Ask your doctor to send an electronic prescription for a 90-day supply to CVS Caremark Mail Service Pharmacy. This is called "e-prescribing" and is the simplest way to send a prescription. To e-prescribe choose: CVS Caremark Mail Service Electronic
    NCPDP ID 322038
    9501 East Shea Blvd
    Scottsdale, AZ 85260

  • By Phone or Fax — Request your doctor to submit your prescription for a 90-day supply by phone or fax to CVS Caremark Mail Service Pharmacy.

    CVS Caremark Mail Service MD phone line: (800) 378-5697 (Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. CT)

    CVS Caremark Mail Service MD fax line: (800) 378-0323

  • By Mail — If you already have a written prescription from your doctor for a 90-day supply, you can mail it with your applicable mail service copayment and a copy of your Blue Shield member ID card along with your mail service order form. Download and print out the mail service order form.

Step 3: Delivery

Once you have registered and provided the mail service pharmacy with your prescription, please allow 10 to 14 business days to receive your covered maintenance medications.

Step 4: Ordering refills

Once your prescription is on file with the mail service pharmacy, please allow five to eight business days to receive refills of your covered medications. You may order your refill prescriptions online, by phone or by mail:

You can check the status of your order or you can order prescription refills by automatically signing into Caremark.com to manage your mail service account or by calling (866) 346-7200. If you rely on TTY equipment, please call 711.

Step 5: Sign up for automatic refills

You can choose to enroll in the CVS Mail Service Pharmacy's automatic refill program. Once enrolled, you will be notified 7-10 days before the prescription's refill due date. You must provide consent before CVS ships each refill order. There is no cost to enroll in this program and you can opt out of this program at anytime.  

  • Online — Sign into Caremark.com and select the eligible medications listed under the "Manage My Prescriptions" page. All eligible medications will have a radio button (or bubble) to select "yes" or "no" for enrollment. 

  • By Phone — Call (866) 346-7200. (Members using TTY equipment can order forms by calling TTY: 711).