If I join a Part D plan can I still use the pharmacy I use today?

Updated on: October 24, 2018

Originally posted on: October 8, 2014

If your pharmacy is in the plan’s network you can continue to use that pharmacy. Otherwise, you may have to pay the full cost of your medications. A plan’s pharmacy network can include two types of pharmacies. What you pay for your medicines will depend on the type of pharmacy you choose. Preferred pharmacies agree to charge less for certain prescription drugs. You may use any network pharmacy, but you will typically pay less when you use a preferred retail pharmacy or home delivery. Check with the plan before you enroll to see if your pharmacy is in its network and, if so, if it offers preferred pricing.