What is a formulary?
Health Partners has a formulary. A formulary is a list of preferred medications. Many health plans, hospitals and other health organizations have formularies. Formularies provide the medications you need. They also provide another way to help control the rising cost of prescription medicines.
Our formulary contains two kinds of drugs: brand name drugs and generic drugs. The formulary usually does not include a brand name when the same medicine comes as a generic. This may affect which medications you get when using your Health Partners prescription benefit.
Health Partners worked with local doctors and pharmacists to select the drugs in this formulary. The drugs were chosen because they are safe, effective, and of high quality. New drugs and treatments are reviewed regularly. Health Partners will make changes to the formulary as needed.
Having a formulary helps Health Partners hold down prescription drug costs. This helps all of us.
Find out more about Health Partnersâ€™ prescription drug coverage.