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How do I use the Montana University System's pharmacy program with Eckerd/Ridgeway Pharmacy?
Your local pharmacy should be used for short-term prescriptions or acute medication needs such as antibiotics or pain relief medications. Generally, these prescriptions are for 30 days or less, with less than two refills allowed. There is a $100 deductible per person. After the deductible has been met, you will pay a co-insurance percentage per prescription: 20% for generic, 30% for Plan Preferred Brands and 40% for Non-Preferred Brands. Present your EHS membership card at the pharmacy and their computer system will determine the cost of your prescription. If the pharmacy is not participating, you will pay the full cost and then file a Prescription Drug Program Direct Member Reimbursement Form, available in Human Resource Services.

For long term or maintenance medication needs (after a specific course of treatment has been established) either Eckerd Mail Order Pharmacy (called Express Pharmacy Services) in Clearwater, Florida or Ridgeway Pharmacy in Stevensville, MT can be used. Generally these prescriptions are for at least 90 days. There is no deductible on mail order prescriptions. You will pay a flat dollar amount per 90-day prescription: $20 for generic, $40 for Plan Preferred Brands and $60 for Non-Preferred Brands. A prescription should be written by your physician for a 90-day supply with refills and sent with the appropriate Mail Order Enrollment Form to either:

Refill prescriptions can be ordered from Eckerd by phone (1.888.645.9303) or online at CVS CAREMARK. For refills from Ridgeway Pharmacy, call 1.800.630.3214.

Is the prescription drug deductible applied to my medical deductible?
No. The prescription deductible is separate from the medical deductible.


Human Resource Services

Emma B. Lommasson Center
Room 252

The University of Montana

Missoula, MT 59812

Phone: 406-243-6766

Fax: 406-243-6095