Got drugs that you no longer take or need? It may be time to clean out your medicine cabinet. NHC is participating in the Military Drug Take Back Program. Take back receptacles are installed at Hospital Point and Brigade Medical Unit. There is a drug take back drop box located in the Pharmacy lobby. The drop box can accept legal prescriptions and over-the-counter bottled pills, tablets and capsules, ointments, creams, lotions, powders and liquid medications that are no more than four ounces. Pet medications are also included in the program. A partial list of items that are not accepted for disposal within the box includes aerosol spray cans, alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, needles, syringes, sharps containers, trash, mercury thermometers, batteries and chemicals. Naval Branch Health Clinics Earle and Lakehurst offer returnable envelopes
The TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery is the least expensive way to fill prescriptions after military pharmacies. You can get up to a 90 day supply of your long term medications delivered to your residence. To find out if your medication is eligible for home delivery, go to Express-Scripts.com/TRICAREFormulary and enter your medication. Shipping is free and you can get up to a 90-day prescription supply for most drugs.
Skip the Trip - Enroll in Home Delivery
The TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery is least expensive way to fill prescriptions after military pharmacies. You can get up to a 90 day supply of your long term medicines delivered to you wherever you are* and take advantage of 24/7 pharmacist support.
Shipping is free and you can get up to a 90-day prescription supply for most drugs at the following costs:
Formulary Generic: $7
Formulary Brand Name: $24
Non-formulary Brand Name: $53 (unless you get medical necessity)
Most Over-the-Counter medications are not available to be filled via home delivery. You can call 1-800-238-6095 to find out more information. You can also order refills online with your username and password at Express-Scripts.com/TRICARE
and you can sign up for automatic refills at any time. Refills can also be ordered via the free mobile app at Express-Scripts.com/MobileApp
If you have other health insurance (OHI), you have to use that benefit first. You can then use home delivery if your OHI doesn't cover your medicine or your medicine coverage has been exhausted. You can get your medicines filled via home delivery by mailing your prescription to Express Scripts at , faxing it, having it transferred from a MTF pharmacy by calling 1-800-238-6095.
*TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery will ship to any address in the U.S. or U.S. territories, including APO/FPO address. All Other Overseas Areas: You must use your APO/FPO** address. Use the embassy address if you're assigned to an embassy and don't have an APO/FPO address. You can't use private foreign addresses. You can't use APO/FPO addresses for refrigerated drugs. Home delivery is not available in Germany.
**Note: Home delivery to APO/FPO addresses is subject to local customs laws. Prescription drugs sent to APO/FPO addresses may be seized by customs authorities. If your prescription drugs are seized, contact Express Scripts at 1-877-363-1303. Or, look up your local toll-free number to find out other ways to get your prescription filled.
Eligible beneficiaries: Please bring your hand-written prescriptions to NHC Annapolis for filling. We are able to fill up to a 90 day supply for most non-controlled medications and up to a 30 day supply for most controlled medications, if authorized by your provider. We are able to fill valid, written prescriptions following quantity restrictions and refill limitations as written by your provider. Faxed, telephone-ordered, and photocopied prescriptions will not be accepted.
Electronic signatures on paper prescriptions are accepted only for non-controlled substances. Prescribed medications must be NCR-MD formulary items in order for us to fill them. NCR-MD formulary items may require one business day (non-controlled substances or schedules III-V controlled substances) or seven business days (schedule II controlled substances) to process.
NHC Annapolis is now able to accept electronic prescriptions sent directly from your provider’s office to the pharmacy. Please call us before you head to the pharmacy to ensure we have received the prescription from your provider’s office and that we are able to fill it. Calling us ahead of time allows us time to process the prescription ensuring that it is in stock and ready when you arrive at the pharmacy which decreases your waiting time. If you have further questions about how the electronic prescribing process works, please review our patient handout
and provider handout
Prescribed medications must be NCR-MD formulary items in order for us to fill them. NCR-MD formulary items may require one business day (non-controlled substances or schedules III-V controlled substances) or seven business days (schedule II controlled substances) to process. The NHC Annapolis formulary can be found here
. NHC Annapolis formulary items can be filled same day.
Some prescription medications may be transferred from one pharmacy to another in order to allow the patient to pick up subsequent refills at a different pharmacy. To transfer a prescription to our pharmacy, contact our pharmacy at (410) 293-1169 and provide the following information: patient name, date of birth, originating pharmacy name and phone number, prescription number, name of medication, and requested pick-up time. Please allow our staff at least 2 business days to process your transfer request.
Federal law prohibits the transferring of schedule II controlled substances. Schedule III-V controlled substances can only be transferred once. Prescribed medications must be NCR-MD formulary items in order for us to fill them. NCR-MD formulary items may require one business day (non-controlled substances or schedules III-V controlled substances) or seven business days (schedule II controlled substances) to process. The NHC Annapolis formulary can be found here
. NHC Annapolis formulary items can be filled same day.
Refills on your medications can be requested through the Audio CARE system at (800) 377-1723 or through Tricare Online
. Please have the prescription number and last four digits of the sponsor’s social security number available and choose the Annapolis site for pick up. Refills can be called in 7 days before your medication will run out. Please allow 3 business days from the date you call in your refill request to pick it up to ensure it is ready.
A limited number of over-the-counter drugs are available to eligible beneficiaries by completing the: NHC Annapolis OTC Request Form. Our OTC program is guided by the Manual of the Medical Department, Chapter 21, which explicitly states that patients are not authorized to select their own medication. The patients or their representatives are required to present their symptoms to a non-physician health screener, who will then enter the recommended medication into the patient’s profile before dispensing the drug, if deemed appropriate. The screener may also use their clinical judgement to refer patients for more definitive care. Current symptoms must be present and the condition must be considered minor. The quantity of the medication given will be limited to only a few days or enough for one treatment regimen.
Base Access for Caretakers of Beneficiaries
For patients who are unable to pick up their medications personally, base access can be provided for their non-beneficiary patient representative or caretaker. The patient’s representative must fill out the SECNAV 5512 form. Please complete the following blocks of this form: 1-3, 8-19, 24, 28-29, and 31. After the completion, please turn the form into a pharmacy staff member or fax it to the pharmacy at (410) 293-2820. Please call (410) 293-1169 to verify we have received it. Please allow at least two weeks for the access form to be processed. Upon final approval, the patient representative will be issued a visitors pass from Naval Academy Pass & ID office at Gate 1 valid for 365 days from the date of issue. The patient’s representative may call the Pass & ID office at (410) 293-5762 to check on the status of the request.
To pick up a prescription for someone other than yourself you need: (1) Patient’s valid U.S. Uniformed Services ID card/CAC, copy of the front and back of the patient’s ID card/CAC, OR power of attorney; AND (2) Know the specific medication OR type of medication that you are picking up.
Prescription Pick-Up for Another Beneficiary
To pick up a prescription for someone other than yourself you need:
1. Patient’s valid U.S. Uniformed Services ID card/CAC, copy of the front and back of the patient’s ID card/CAC OR power of attorney
2. Know the specific medication OR type of medication that you are picking up
US Family Health Plan Enrollees
Once you join the US Family Health Plan you cannot get your prescriptions filled at an MTF anymore. Why? The US Family Health Plan is the TRICARE PRIME option with only civilian provider and pharmacy networks. Rite Aid Pharmacy Services are part of the US Family Health Plan network and this is where you will get your medications filled. For assistance contact member services at 800-585-5883.
ID Cards for Children
Children aged 9 and under who are escorted by a parent or guardian with a valid military ID card can utilize NHC Annapolis Pharmacy services without having their own military ID card UNLESS: they are in the custody of a parent or guardian who is not eligible for TRICARE or they are in the custody of a parent who is not the custodial parent after a divorce. In these cases, the child will need their own military ID card to receive pharmacy services. All beneficiaries aged 10 or older need to have their own military ID card. For information regarding how to obtain a CAC card, please contact the DEERS office at 168 Bennion Rd. Room 218, Annapolis, MD 21402. The DEERS/ID card office can be reached by phone at (410) 293-5813/14.
The TRICARE Uniform Formulary (UF) is a list of brand name and generic drugs and supplies that TRICARE covers.
For questions regarding the recent changes to the compounded prescriptions claims process, please see the Tricare website at www.tricare.mil/compounddrugs.