Specialty Drugs

Specialty drugs:

  • Are usually self-administered, high cost, injectable, or oral drugs
  • Can require clinical training to administer
  • Treat chronic conditions (e.g., cancer, multiple scleroses, rheumatoid arthritis, hepatitis C)
  • May need special storage and handling
  • Aren’t available from many retail pharmacies

Specialty Drug Network

If you have a prescription for one of the select specialty drugs, you must get it filled through the Specialty Drug Home Delivery Program, or at one of these network pharmacies:

  • Accredo. On January 1, 2023, Accredo will be the TRICARE in-network specialty pharmacy. You should take action now to move your specialty medications ahead of this date. This will avoid disruption in your medication therapy and increased out-of-pocket costs using a non-network pharmacy. Learn how to get get started with Accredo.
  • Kroger
  • Rite-Aid
  • Walgreens

Note: Some military pharmacies may stock your specialty drug. You can check with your local military pharmacy to see if they stock your drug and if so, how to switch.

If you choose to get your specialty drug at a network pharmacy other than Accredo, Kroger, Rite-Aid, or Walgreens, you’ll:

To learn more, please visit the Express Scripts Specialty Drugs page.

Specialty Drug Home Delivery Program

Express Scripts has always offered the Specialty Drug Home Delivery Program. This free, voluntary program gives you access to the following services:

  • Get expert advice from nurses, pharmacists, and social workers specializing in complex disease states
    • Nurses are available Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-9:00 pm Eastern Time
    • Pharmacists are available 24/7
  • Talk to specialty patient care advocates who can answer questions and process your drug requests
  • Schedule delivery of your specialty drugs to your home or office
  • Set refill reminders

On Jan. 1, 2023, your TRICARE retail pharmacy network for specialty drugs will be:

  • Accredo specialty pharmacy
  • TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery
  • Military pharmacies
  • Certain pharmacies for limited distribution drugs that Accredo doesn't carry

If you fill prescriptions for specialty drugs at Kroger, Rite Aid, or Walgreens, make sure you take action before Jan. 1. >>Learn more.

Last Updated 6/17/2022