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CU Health Plan Medication Management

The CU Health Plan Medication Management department operates the UCHealth retail pharmacies and the UCH Mail Order Prescription Service. We also administer prior authorizations for the CU Health Plan "Exclusive" members' specialty medications.

It is important to effectively manage and utilize the pharmaceutical component of benefits in order to provide the highest level of service and lowest prices for all clients including employees and their families.

How to fill a prescription

At a pharmacy.

  • UCHealth Pharmacies - See below for locations and hours
  • Retail (King Soopers, Rite Aid, Walgreens, etc.)

Through Mail Order. UCH Mail Order is the exclusive provider of mail order services for CU Health Plan members.

Prior Authorization Form for CU Health Plan "Exclusive" Injectable and Specialty Medications

What Sets UCHealth Pharmacies Apart from Others

  • We stock hard-to-find prescriptions and specialty drugs
  • UCHealth pharmacists work closely with physicians and offer consultation services beyond what most pharmacies offer
  • Mail order service offered for added convenience for CU Health Plan members
  • 100% money-back guarantee on Leader brand over-the-counter products
  • Employees get discounted copays (CU Health Plan "Exclusive" members) and a 15% discount on over-the-counter medicines
  • 9 convenient locations – and the Atrium Pharmacy at UCH, as well as Inpatient pharmacies at Poudre Valley Hospital and Medical Center of the Rockies, are open 7 days a week
  • Free blood pressure checks
  • Anyone can get their prescriptions filled here – you don't have to be a patient at UCH. You can fill prescriptions for the whole family in one convenient place.
  • We are non-profit, so extra earnings are used to provide affordable health insurance to employees and to pay for those who cannot afford their medications.
  • Pay yourself - support our health system!

 

Services for CU Health Plan "Exclusive" Members

    Lower co-pays. 20% - 40% less than other retail pharmacies for both generic and name brand medications.
   

 

Mail order prescription service. 90-day refills for only a 2 month co-pay.

    You can take advantage of the 90-day refills for the two month co-pay price, and pick up prescriptions right away at any UCHealth pharmacy.

 

Prescription Costs and Terms for CU Health Plan "Exclusive"

Prescriptions filled at a UCHealth Pharmacy will cost less than at other pharmacies, as shown below.

  UCHealth Pharmacy Locations and Mail Order Service Retail (King Soopers, Walgreens, etc.)
Tier 1 / Generic Medications    
 1 30-day supply  $13.00  $15.00
 1 90-day supply  $26.00  N/A
Tier 2 / Preferred Brand Name Medications    
 1 30-day supply  $30.00  $35.00
 1 90-day supply  $60.00  N/A
Tier 3 / Non- Preferred Brand Name Medications    
 1 30-day supply  $50.00  $50.00
 1 90-day supply  $100.00  N/A
Tier 4 / Non- Preferred Specialty Medications    
 1 30-day supply  $75.00  $75.00
 1 90-day supply  N/A  N/A
  • Filling your prescriptions at a UCHealth pharmacy allows us to retain savings within the system to use toward keeping future premiums affordable. When you fill your prescriptions at one of the UCHealth pharmacies, not only do you benefit, but the plan benefits - which helps us all.

Extended-Day Supply for maintenance and long-term prescriptions (90-day supply)

Please note that in order to maximize efficiency and minimize cost, CU Health Plan "Exclusive" members will be required to fill 90-day supplies of maintenance medications after the initial three 30-day supply fills. You will benefit from the advantages of 90-day pricing, which means you get a 3-month supply for the price of 2 one-month co-pays. This could mean a savings of up to $240 per year per prescription. In addition, you may opt to pick up your prescriptions at any of the UCHealth pharmacy locations.

 

The initial 90-day period is permitted to allow you and your physician to stabilize the dosage and medication choice. After this 90-day period, you must transfer your prescription to one of the UCHealth pharmacies or the UCH Mail Order service. Of course, you may also set up your prescription immediately with any UCHealth pharmacy and take advantage of the "three months for the price of two" pricing right away.

CU Health Plan Pharmacy Newsletters

Want the latest on pharmacy developments? Like to read news about medications or dietary supplements? Or just want to ask a pharmacist a question?

 

CU Health Plan Medication Management's pharmacy newsletters bring you medication and other health care-related news. Check back every other month to get the latest issue.

 

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UCHealth Pharmacy Locations and Hours

See our 2014 holiday schedule

 

Atrium Pharmacy (first floor,
Anschutz Inpatient Pavilion)
Anschutz Outpatient  Pavilion (AOP) Pharmacy

12605 E. 16th, Room 1054
Mail Stop A027
Aurora, CO 80045
Open 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Mon - Fri
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat & Sun  
Phone:  (720) 848-4083 
Fax:  (720) 848-4084

1635 Aurora Ct., Room 1012
Mail Stop F702
Aurora, CO 80045
Open 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Mon - Fri
Phone:  (720) 848-1020 
Fax: (720) 848-1040
IDGP Pharmacy at UCH  (Anschutz Outpatient Pavilion,  7th Floor) UCH Pharmacy at Lowry
1635 Aurora Ct., Room 7284
Mail Stop F702
Aurora, CO 80045
Open 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mon - Fri;
closed for lunch 12:30 - 1 p.m.
Phone:  (720) 848-4081
Fax: (720) 848-4082
8111 E. Lowry Blvd, Ste 110
Mail Stop B01
Denver, CO  80230
Open 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mon - Fri  
Phone:  (720) 848-9590
Fax:  (720) 848-9593
The Apothecary at UMGP**  UCH Mail Order Prescription Services
350 Broadway, Suite 50
Boulder, CO 80305
Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon - Fri
Phone: (303) 499-2879
Fax: (303) 499-5308
12605 E. 16th Ave
Mail Stop A014
Aurora, CO 80045
Phone:  (720) 848-1432
Fax:  (720) 848-1433
The Apothecary at Wardenburg
Health Center**
Memorial Hospital Staff Pharmacy
(CU Boulder campus)
Open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mon - Thurs
8 a.m to 5 p.m. Friday
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, during
the Fall/Spring semesters
1400 E. Boulder St., Rm. 0813
Colorado Springs, CO 80909
Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon - Fri
Phone: (719) 365-2525
Fax; (719) 365-6252
Poudre Valley Hospital (PVH) Pick-up Location Medical Center of the Rockies (MCR) Pick-up Location
PVH Inpatient Pharmacy Window
1024 S. Lemay Avenue
Third floor, H3101
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Open 24/7 for pick up
Phone: (970) 495-8044
Note: Please call the UCH Mail Order Pharmacy (800-941-2207) for questions or to request refills
MCR Inpatient Pharmacy Window
2500 Rocky Mountain Avenue
Third floor, M3560-1
Loveland, CO 80538
Open 24/7 for pick up
Phone: (970) 624-3363
Note: Please call the UCH Mail Order Pharmacy (800-941-2207) for questions or to request refills

 

** The Apothecary pharmacies in Boulder are contracted under UCH so that you can obtain the discounted copays. They are not employed or managed by UCH.

Release of Information Forms

If you need a copy of your prescription history to provide to another party, print and fill out a Release of Information form [forma en Español] and submit this form to the pharmacy by mail or fax.

 

Then, call the pharmacy where you have your prescriptions filled to request a copy of your prescription history.

 

Have Questions?

Refer to our Frequently Asked Questions to get answers to common questions about pharmacy benefits.

 

For additional questions, you can use the following resources:

 

For general questions about pharmacy benefits:

 

Email:  pharmacy@uchealth.org  
Phone:  (720) 848-3377 (voicemail-only line)

 

For questions about the Mail Order Prescription Service: Call (720) 848-1432 or 1-800-941-2207