Frequently Asked Questions

Prescription Drug Benefits Questions

Looking for help regarding your prescription drug benefits? Find answers here to some common questions.

How can I find out if a medication is covered by CHP?

Find medication online using this searchable online index to locate your prescriptions and associated copayment.

How can I review my list of covered prescription drugs?

CHP utilizes a list of covered prescription drugs known as a Formulary.

What if my drug is not on the list of covered prescription drugs?

You, your authorized representative, or your prescribing physician can request an exception to prescription drug coverage restrictions or quantity limits. For example, certain drugs on CHP's formulary have quantity limits. If your drug has a quantity limit, you can ask CHP to cover a quantity over the stated limit. You may need to meet certain clinical criteria to receive an approval for the higher quantity.

What is the difference between generic and brand-name drugs, and how does it affect my benefits?

A generic drug is approved by the FDA as having the same active ingredient as the brand name drug.

How can I find a pharmacy within CHP’s network?

Locate a pharmacy within CHP’s network.

Where can I find the latest drug recall information from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)?

For up-to-date information on drug recalls, market withdrawals, and safety alerts, visit the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) website at