MedStar Family Choice-DC offers a wide variety of prescription medications on its formulary. MedStar Family Choice-DC also pays for many over-the-counter (OTC) medications.

For those medications that require prior authorization or for non-formulary medication requests, please submit a request (see link below for the form) to MedStar Family Choice-DC. Requests must include clinical documentation that supports the medical need for the specific medication. Physicians may call MedStar Family Choice at 855-798-4244, of fax requests to 202-362-1393.

For the most up-to-date pharmaceutical recall information, please visit the U.S. Food and Drug Administration website at

For additional information, please see the Provider Frequently Asked Questions.


This program is funded in part by the Government of the District of Columbia Department of Health Care Finance.
Information current as of: 09/23/20