Pueblo Community Health Center ’s Patient Pharmacy accepts the PCHC Member card, as well as many private and public insurance plans. Please check with your provider or the Patient Pharmacy at (719) 543-4545 to verify that your plan is accepted. Only Pueblo Community Health Center patients may use this pharmacy.
Pueblo Community Health Center requires patients to pay co-payments at the time you receive your medicine. There may be a co-payment for each prescription filled. Sometimes the actual cost of your drugs will be less than your co-payment. In this case, you will only be charged the actual cost.
PCHC Member Card Plan
Pueblo Community Health Center requires patients to pay co-payments at the time you receive your medicine. There is a co-payment for each prescription you have filled. Your co-payment amount is indicated on your PCHC Member card.
A formulary is a list of drugs for which your health plan provides benefits. You are responsible for the entire cost of your medicine when a prescription drug is not on your plan's formulary.
Consult your provider or call the number on your insurance card to obtain information about what is covered on your plan’s formulary.
PCHC Member Card Plan
There is a formulary for the PCHC Member card plan and it is designed to meet the medication needs of our patients. There may be some medicines that are prescribed which are not on the formulary and you will be responsible for the entire cost. Your provider will work with you to provide medicine that is covered by the formulary. Controlled substances are not on the formulary.
After Hours and Holiday Service
If you need prescription service while the Patient Pharmacy is closed, please call (719) 543-8711 and you will be connected with our answering service. If needed, the doctor will call your prescription into another pharmacy; however, it will not be covered by the PCHC Member card plan. If you like, you could obtain enough medicine to last you until the next day the Pueblo Community Health Center Patient Pharmacy is open; you do not need to have the entire prescription filled.
Prescriptions from the Emergency Room or Non-Pueblo Community Health Center Doctor
Only prescriptions written by a Pueblo Community Health Center doctor are accepted at the Patient Pharmacy. Prescriptions written by the emergency room doctor or other non-Pueblo Community Health Center doctor cannot be filled at our Patient Pharmacy. Please call your Pueblo Community Health Center provider at (719) 543-8711 to discuss options for getting your medicine at our Patient Pharmacy. In some cases, you may have to go to a pharmacy where the PCHC Member card is not accepted.
Whether or not you have refills remaining on your current prescription, please contact the Patient Pharmacy at (719) 543-4545 at least three days before you need the prescription.
Drug Subsidy Program
Certain pharmaceutical companies allow Pueblo Community Health Center to apply for discounted prescriptions on your behalf. The prescriptions are usually for health maintenance needs.
1) Current Pueblo Community Health Center Member card patients in sliding fee categories of N, A, B, C, D or E may be eligible to apply for the Drug Subsidy Program.
2) Your prescription must. . .
. . .be ordered by a Pueblo Community Health Center doctor.
. . .be a current medicine you are using.
. . .be available from a participating pharmaceutical company’s patient ssistance program.
3) You must give Pueblo Community Health Center permission to apply for Drug Subsidy Program services on your behalf.
There is a minimal service fee for prescriptions received through this program.
Depending on the medicine, you may be required to pay your PCHC Member card co-payment until Pueblo Community Health Center receives the medicine from the pharmaceutical company. This means you will pay your co-payment for at least your first prescription. The medicine for this program is usually received before you need a refill. Pueblo Community Health Center orders your medicine promptly, but it is up to the pharmaceutical company to determine how quickly the medicine is delivered.
The Patient Pharmacy has a system for reordering your medicine from the manufacturer. We will contact you when your reordered medicine arrives. In the event that your medicine runs out before the manufacturer sends a refill, you will need to obtain your medicines on your PCHC Member card and pay the co-payment.
Pueblo Community Health Center reserves the right to discontinue your participation in the Drug Subsidy Program if you lose eligibility as defined above or do not comply with the program.