The BCBSND pharmacy program incorporates our philosophies around a holistic view of health. It also provides tools to help us collectively consider the value of drug benefits, monitor drug safety and improve health outcomes for North Dakotans.

Pharmacy Search

Search for participating online and retail pharmacies.

Pharmacy Network

Drug Formulary

Brand name and generic prescription medications or drugs reimbursed at maximum payment levels.

Forms and Links:

2021 Drug Formulary List - updated July 2021
Latest Additions and Deletions - updated July 2021
2020 BlueCare, BlueDirect, BlueEssential, BluePartner and SimplyBlue Formulary - updated August 2021
2021 BlueCare, BlueDirect, BlueEssential, BluePartner, BluePrime and SimplyBlue Formulary - updated August 2021

Nonpayable Drugs

Prescription drugs not covered by BCBSND.

Nonpayable Drug List - updated June 2021

Restricted-Use Drugs

Drugs that have a dispensing limit, step therapy requirement and/or require prior approval from our pharmacy partner, Prime Therapeutics.

To submit a prior approval authorization request: 

  1. Submit request electronically through CoverMyMeds  
    If you have not registered on this site, please do so. 
  2. If you're unable to submit an electronic request, download a form from the Prime Therapeutics website using one of the links below, complete it and fax it to Prime Therapeutics at 877-480-8130.

See the guidelines for prior approval or have restricted-use drugs: 

Forms and Links:

Restricted-Use Prior Approval Drugs - updated August 2021
Restricted-Use Opioids - updated August 2021
Restricted-Use Step Therapy Drugs - updated June 2021
Restricted-Use Insulin - updated August 2020
Restricted-Use Drug Dispensing Limits (BCBSND Formulary) - updated July 2021
Restricted-Use Drug Dispensing Limits (BlueCare, BlueDirect, BlueEssential, BluePartner, BluePrime and SimplyBlue Formulary) - updated July 2021

Retail Pharmacy Medical Policy

We partner with Prime Therapeutics to validate and approve retail pharmacy medical policies which are available on their website.

Speciality Drugs

Medications or drugs that are generally high cost and may have other considerations such as special administration, limited availability, unique delivery and dispensing, or unique and/or required patient support or monitoring.

Specialty Drug List - updated August 2021

HSA Preventive Drugs

Drugs covered under an HSA Preventive Drug benefit.
The HSA Preventive Drug benefit is not included with all benefit plans.  Please review your benefit plan materials to determine coverage.  Contact customer service using the number on the back of your Insurance ID card with any questions.

2021 HSA Preventive Drug - updated Janury 2021
2021 BlueDirect, BluePartner HDHP Preventive Drug

Over-the-Counter Medications

Non-prescription drugs covered by BCBSND when dispensed by a pharmacist upon receipt of a prescription order.

Over-the-Counter Medications List - updated November 2019

Excluded Route of Administration

A prescription medication or drug with an excluded pharmacy benefit route of administration will reject at pharmacy point of sale and may be covered under the medical benefit.

Routes of Administration Pharmacy Benefit Exclusion List


Information specific to NetResults

2021 NetResults Formulary - updated July 2021
2021 NetResults HSA Preventive Drug List - updated November 2020
NetResults Value Based Design Drug List - updated November 2020
NetResults Restricted Use List - Opioids - updated August 2021
NetResults Quantity Limit Program Summary - updated July 2021