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, 4MB)
Download list of Prescription Drug Plan pharmacies, English (PDF, 4MB)
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.
Find a pharmacy
Search for a pharmacy or pharmacies in your area. The Pharmacy Locator will display pharmacies by pharmacy name, address, telephone number, and pharmacy type. 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, (* 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
Call (877) 932-7948 [TTY 711] to find a location near you.
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 at Target
Call (800) 865-6647 [TTY 711] to find a location near you.
Call (888) 437-3496 [TTY 711] to find a location near you.
|Safeway and Vons pharmacies
Call (877) 723-3929 [TTY 711] to find a location near you.
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 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 Mail — Download 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:
Online — Sign into Caremark.com to manage your mail order account and order refills.
By Phone — Call (866) 346-7200. (Members using TTY equipment can order forms by calling TTY: 711).
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.
Prescriptions sent by your doctor electronically to the mail service pharmacy may be automatically renewed electronically. Please check with the mail service pharmacy to see if an electronic renewal has been sent to your doctor for prescriptions that have expired.