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Smart 90 Walgreens/Duane Reade retail network

What is Smart 90?

Effective March 1, 2020, you will be able to fill a prescription for a maintenance drug for up to a 90-day supply at either a Walgreens or Duane Reade pharmacy. Your provider may electronically eprescribe your prescription to one of these pharmacies most convenient for you or your provider may call it in. The phone number will vary based on the location you selected. Your provider should include your 10 digit UFT Welfare Fund ID number when they transmit your prescription to the Pharmacy.

How can I locate a participating pharmacy?

On the Express Scripts website, after you log in, there is a link to “Find a Pharmacy”. All you have to enter is your zip code. You can also find out if a pharmacy participates by calling 800-723-9182.

What quantities are permitted at the Smart 90 Walgreens/Duane Reade Retail Network?

The Smart 90 Walgreens/Duane Reade Retail Network is authorized to dispense up to a 90-day supply, with up to three refills, within one year from the date the prescription is written. If further medication is necessary, a new prescription must be obtained from the patient's prescriber.

Can I use the Smart 90 Walgreens/Duane Reade Retail Network for drugs in all three tiers?

Yes, as long as they are deemed maintenance drugs.

I only use brand name drugs. Can I get them through this program?

Yes. However, members who belong to the Cost Care Program must pay the difference between the cost of the brand name drug and the generic, if one is available, in addition to the applicable copayment.