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MedStar Family Choice has approved a wide variety of prescription medications available for our physicians to prescribe. MedStar Family Choice also pays for many over-the-counter (OTC) medications. These approved drugs are listed in the following area:


If a physician feels it medically necessary to prescribe a medication not on the formulary, the physician may submit this request to MedStar Family Choice. These requests must include clinical documentation that supports the medical need for that specific medication. Physicians may call MedStar Family Choice at 410-933-2200, or fax requests to 410-933-2274.

With a prescription from a physician, a MedStar Family Choice member may also use the pharmacy benefit to cover the cost of many OTC medications, such as cough syrups, cold medicines, laxatives and vaginal creams. Click here for a list of covered OTC medications.

Please note that requests for Synagis (palivizumab) require  a completed   “2014-2015 Synagis® Seasonal Respiratory Syncytial Virus Enrollment Form.”   Please fax one copy of this form to Caremark Specialty Pharmacy at 877-552-2907 and a second copy to MSFC at (410) 933-2274 . If you have questions for MSFC, call 410-933-2200, option 1. 

There are certain categories of medications that are covered by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Mental health medications and HIV/AIDS medications are not the responsibility of MedStar Family Choice. Please review the DHMH preferred drug list for the listing of covered medications.

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This page was last updated on 03/06/15

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