Medicaid provides a pharmacy benefit as part of it's package of covered services under all of it's programs.
Not all drugs are covered, even with a doctor's prescription. Generic brands are covered by Medicaid. If there
is a not a generic brand for the drug you need, you may get the name brand.
Beginning July 2009, medications that are not on the
Preferred Drug List (PDL) will need to be approved by Medicaid before your pharmacy can give them to you. Check with your doctor
The number of prescriptions Medicaid will pay for each month may be limited by your Medicaid program.
- Medicaid will review your medical history to see if you need more than the allowed prescriptions per month.
- Over-the Counter drugs will count as part of your allowed prescriptions. Over-the-Counter List