Specialty Pharmacy Program

  • The Specialty Pharmacy Program is for members who require high-cost ‘specialty’ medications that are usually self-injected and used to treat complex or rare conditions such as multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, hepatitis C or hemophilia. Taking specialty medications often means you’ll need extra help learning how to take and manage the medications.

    Premera’s helpful Specialty Pharmacy Program experts are here to help you manage your medications through:

    • Patient education
    • Working with you to assure you are taking your medications correctly and being compliant with the drug therapy
    • Clinical support for dosing and potential side effects
    • Medication ordering and delivery options
  • Your pharmacy benefit may require you to use our contracted specialty pharmacies to fill your specialty medications. View the Mandatory Specialty Drug List to see if your medication applies.

    Many specialty drugs can be self-administered, so you don’t need a healthcare professional to give you the medication. View the Self-Administered Specialty Drug List to see if the drug you’re taking qualifies.

    See your benefit summary for more information on the specialty drug provisions of your plan or contact Customer Service for more information.

    Accredo, an Express Scripts specialty pharmacy

    • Call 800-689-6592 to enroll and ask an Accredo representative to call your provider if a new prescription is needed.
    • Or, ask your provider to call Accredo directly at 800-689-6592.

    Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy

    Call 877-223-6447 to enroll and ask a Walgreens Specialty representative to call your provider if a new prescription is needed.

    Ask your provider to call Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy directly at 877-223-6447.

    Visit www.walgreenshealth.com to find out more about Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy.

    Walgreens and Accredo are independent companies providing specialty pharmacy services to Premera Blue Cross and Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alaska members.