Priority Health in Grand Rapids, the second largest health plan in Michigan, has announced it is further expanding its access to home medication deliveries in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Members now can use free home delivery options offered by Meijer, Walgreens, and CVS, as well as local pharmacies that offer this service.
Delivery options are not limited to certain drugs or a specific day’s supply at this time, but Priority recommends members check with their pharmacy for up-to-date restrictions.
Members also can continue to use the company’s existing free mail order option offered through Express Scripts, which provides 90-day prescriptions. Delivery is free, but member copay still applies for the cost of medications.
“We know how crucial it is for people to continue receiving and taking the medications they need,” says Christina Barrington, vice president of pharmacy programs at Priority. “These measures will allow us to continue serving our members.”
Next-day delivery is available from select Meijer pharmacies, while all Meijer pharmacies offer free standard shipping. Free next-day delivery will be available beginning Monday. It is recommended that members call their Meijer pharmacy for more information and to set up home delivery.
The average time for CVS to deliver medication to patients is one-two days through either UPS or FedEx. Priority Health members who would like to use this delivery service should contact CVS through CVS.com, the CVS mobile app, or by contacting their local CVS directly. Free home delivery is available through at least April 17.
Most Walgreens Express orders are available to be delivered to the member’s home by the next business day. Prescriptions are not delivered on Sundays, and Friday or weekend requests are usually delivered the following Tuesday. Priority Health members who would like to use this delivery service should contact Walgreens through Walgreens.com or by contacting their local Walgreens pharmacy directly. Free home delivery is available at through at least April 21.
Priority Health serves more than one million members each year. It offers a network that includes 97 percent of primary care physicians in Michigan.