How can I find a pharmacy to fill my prescription?
Who is this for?
If you have prescription drug coverage through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan or Blue Care Network and need a prescription filled, this information will help you find pharmacies in our network.
Are you familiar with the terms "in network" and "out of network" when it comes to health insurance? Briefly, it means that when you choose a doctor or hospital in your plan's network, you pay less (you can also read this article to learn more).
Pharmacies work the same way. Here's how to find a participating retail (or walk-in) pharmacy near you that can fill your prescription. If you have any questions or need help, contact us.
Most Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network members can search for a participating retail pharmacy by logging in to their account at bcbsm.com. Here's what you need to do:
- After you've logged in, hover over My Coverage in the blue bar at the top of the page.
- Select Medical from the drop down.
- Click Prescription Drugs in the left-hand column.
- Scroll down to the Where to go for care section, and click Locate a retail pharmacy. The link will take you directly to Express Scripts (formerly Medco). You won't have to log in again.
You can also look up pharmacies in our network on this list. But you'll get the most up-to-date information by searching online through Express Scripts.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network save you money on prescription drugs with 90-day refills. Learn more by reading How to save money on prescription drugs.
Not all pharmacies fill 90-day prescriptions, also called a maintenance supply. How can you find one?
- When you search for a pharmacy on Express Scripts, it'll tell you after the pharmacy's name and address whether they dispense a maintenance supply.
- You can look on our list of Participating 90-Day Pharmacies (PDF). But you'll get the most up-to-date information when you search through Express Scripts.
Medicare participating pharmacies
- BCN Advantage℠ (Blue Care Network) members can search here
- Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Medicare plan members can search here
Medicaid (Blue Cross Complete) participating pharmacies
Specialty drug pharmacies
Many retail pharmacies in our network can fill prescriptions for specialty drugs-- but not all. It's a good idea to call ahead and ask. Learn more about specialty drugs and how to order them in this article.
Pharmacies outside of Michigan
Even when you're traveling, you can still find in-network pharmacies using Express Scripts' online search.
- If you need a prescription for specialty drugs while outside Michigan, here's a list of out of state specialty drug retail pharmacies (PDF).