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Everyone at one stage or another in life will rely on a prescribed drug or product to help with a health condition. Whether it's for you or a family member you'll want to find the right medicine for the right price – at the most convenient location. You're right where you need to be to learn about your pharmacy benefits.

First of all, know that your pharmacy benefits, including drug lists, will vary according to your Health Net plan. Please log in for the most accurate information.

For Medicare members on an employer plan, please visit the Medicare pharmacy section.

We created this Pharmacy Benefits Member Guide to make it easier for you to understand and get the most from your pharmacy benefit coverage. It will also give you important cost-saving options. Since some plans may differ from others, you'll want to Log in to access your coverage documents for details about your specific plan benefits.

Understanding My Pharmacy Benefits Download (PDF)

Tiered Benefit Plans

Our two- and three-tier plans give you both generic and brand name prescription drug coverage. You get easy-to-use pharmacy programs that offer the convenience you want with the value you're looking for.

Some plans may also have a Specialty Tier, which is covered under the pharmacy benefit. Specialty Tier drugs will usually be provided by a specialty pharmacy identified by us. Most of these drugs require prior authorization. Please refer to your plan documents and our Recommended Drug List for specific coverage, copay and tier information.

About Plan Deductibles

Some plans have an annual deductible – the amount you pay before your plan benefits will pay for covered services. If your plan has an annual deductible, it means you pay:

  • The full price of your prescription until you reach the deductible amount.
  • Only the copay or coinsurance amount, based on your benefit plan, after you've met the deductible amount.

Check your plan documents to see if you have a plan deductible and how it works with your benefit plan.

Comprehensive Pharmacy Network

We have an extensive pharmacy network throughout the country, so it's easy to find a network pharmacy near your home or office. Network pharmacies include major supermarket-based and privately owned pharmacies throughout California, as well as major pharmacy chains throughout the United States. When you fill your prescriptions at one of our network pharmacies, you receive your prescription drugs at the highest available benefit coverage under your plan. By using an out-of-network pharmacy, you may have to pay full price for your prescription.

Supplemental Plan Provider Search

If you have a Health Net supplemental care plan, you can still search for a provider in your area. Learn more by following these links.

For certain kinds of prescription drugs, you can use our network mail order pharmacies. Generally, the drugs available through mail order are drugs that you take on a regular basis for a chronic or long-term medical condition. The drugs available through our mail order pharmacies are marked as mail order (MO) drugs on our List of Drugs.

Using a mail order pharmacy allows you to:

  • Order up to a 90-day supply of drugs.
  • Have your order delivered safely to your door. This may mean fewer trips for you to the pharmacy.

Usually, you can expect to receive your drugs within 10 days from the time the mail order pharmacy receives your order. If your mail order is delayed, you can contact the pharmacy directly for help or contact Member Services.

You can choose from two mail order pharmacies:

Ordering is easy. Select the mail order pharmacy you want to use above and open the order form for complete details. You can order online, by phone or by mail. For help you can also contact Member Services.

If you're a new or existing Health Net member and your doctor orders a new drug, check to see if it is on our drug list and if it requires a prior authorization. If it does require a prior authorization (noted on the drug list with a "PA"), ask your doctor to contact Health Net to request coverage for the prescribed drug.

What is prior authorization?

Prior authorization is the process of getting approval from us for certain drugs before they are covered. This process is one of the ways we ensure our members get the safest drugs with the best value. We will approve prior authorization requests when medical necessity has been confirmed.

To request prior authorization, your prescriber must complete and fax a Prior Authorization form (PDF) to 1-800-314-6223.

View Our Prior Authorization Guidelines

Once we receive the request, we will review it to see if it can be approved. If we deny the request, we will tell you why it was denied. We will also tell you how to appeal the decision.

Preferred Drug Lists

See current lists of covered drugs selected by Health Net and a team of health care providers.

Find a pharmacy

Find your plan name and click on the link to search for a network pharmacy. Your plan name can be found on your Health Net member ID card.

If you want a Pharmacy Directory mailed to you, or if you need help finding a network pharmacy, please contact us.

Plan Name Link to Pharmacy Locator
All plans (except for the ones below)** Standard Pharmacy Network
  • HMO – CommunityCare Small Business
  • HMO – SmartCare Small Business
  • HMO – Salud Small Business*
  • PPO – EnhancedCare PPO Small Business
  • HMO – Salud Large Business**
Advanced Choice Pharmacy Network

*Only applicable to non-grandfathered plans.

**For Large Business products, please refer to your coverage documents for your applicable Pharmacy Network.

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

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Last Updated: 08/28/2020