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Mail Order/Maintenance Medication

Caremark Maintenance Medication Prescription Plan

The Caremark Maintenance Medication Prescription Plan (CMPP) applies to maintenance medications taken on an ongoing basis. If you purchase 30-day supplies of your maintenance prescriptions at a retail pharmacy, an additional charge will apply after the third monthly fill of the same maintenance drug at a retail pharmacy.

Avoid the Penalty: 90-Day Supplies via  Mail Order or Maintenance Choice

Caremark's Maintenance Choice program [pdf] allows you to purchase your medications at a lower copay, without the MMPP penalty, through Mail Order Service or from a retail CVS/pharmacy. For the cost of a 60-day supply, you can get up to a 90-day supply of the medication. (See Mail Order Copays.) Order refills only four times a year via the telephone, Internet, mail or FAX, or at your local retail CVS/pharmacy.

To get started with the Caremark Mail Order service:

  1. Enroll in Caremark Mail Service by logging in to the Caremark website. Select "Start a New Prescription" and then click on “FastStart®.” To enroll by phone, call FastStart® at 800-875-0867. 
  2. Send your original 90-day prescriptions to Caremark Mail Service, P. O. Box 2110, Pittsburgh, PA 15230-2110 using the Caremark Mail Service Order Form [pdf]. Pay for your prescriptions by credit card, or by check or money order (if mailing an order). Your medications will be delivered free to your home within 10–14 days.
  3. Refills can be ordered online, by phone, or by mail. You can also sign up for the e-refill reminder program to get convenient email notices when it’s time to refill or renew a prescription.

To get your prescriptions filled at a local CVS/pharmacy:

  1. You have three options to register for the program:
    • Register or log into the Caremark website to select a CVS/pharmacy location for pick-up
    • Visit your local CVS/pharmacy and talk to the pharmacist
    • Call Caremark at 877-347-7444 
  2. Bring your original 90-day prescription to your local CVS/pharmacy and have it filled like a retail prescription. You will be charged the mail order copay and will not incur the MMPP penalty.
  3. Refill your prescription by calling the local CVS/pharmacy refill line or by stopping into the pharmacy in person.

Tips for Writing Prescriptions for Mail Order

  • Mail order should be used when you need more than a two-month supply.
  • Write the prescription for a 90-day supply, NOT a 30-day supply.
  • Prescription should be signed and legible.
  • One prescription per sheet.
  • Allow one to two weeks for new prescriptions; refills generally take less time.
  • If you need to start taking the medication right away, call CVS/Caremark to get a bridge supply (see right) or ask your doctor for samples.

Caremark
P.O. Box 2110
Pittsburgh, PA  15230-2110
1-877-347-7444
http://www.caremark.com

Carrier Resources

Waited too long to order a refill from Mail Order? Need the medicine now?
Get a bridge supply to tide you over.

  • Call Customer Care at 877-347-7444 and request a “bridge supply."
  • Customer Care will tell you which CVS pharmacy to go to.
  • Customer Care will call the CVS pharmacy to get the bridge supply filled.
  • There is no cost; the number of pills provided will be deducted from the supply shipped to you.
  • Bridge supplies are for capsules or tablets only. Controlled substances, packs of pills, or liquid are not eligible.

Caremark Bridge Supply