Blue Shield Pharmacy Network

Network update as of January 1, 2017

Retail Pharmacy:
CVS Health will support Blue Shield’s retail network contracts.

The Blue Shield in-network retail pharmacies will be nearly unchanged and will continue to include all key chains such as CVS, Walgreens, Rite-Aid, Costco, and many others. The vast majority of our members will continue to have the same convenient access to in-network pharmacies near where they live and work.

Mail Order Pharmacy:
Blue Shield will transition from current mail order pharmacy PrimeMail to CVS Caremark mail order pharmacy.

Specialty Pharmacy:
Currently Blue Shield’s commercial specialty network includes two vendors, CVS Caremark and Walgreens Specialty, with the majority of specialty prescriptions filled by CVS Caremark. With the partnership, CVS Caremark will become our exclusive specialty pharmacy for Commercial. Members shall continue to have the convenient access to pick up their specialty medications at a local retail CVS pharmacy. Medicare will continue to have an open specialty pharmacy network which includes CVS Caremark.

These changes are subject to the approval by the California Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC).

Contact Blue Shield directly if you have any questions about your in-network pharmacy.