Hurricane Dorian Pharmacy Provision NC Medicaid and NC Health Choice Beneficiaries Can Get Emergency Prescriptions

Governor Roy Cooper has declared a state of emergency for North Carolina in anticipation of potential severe weather caused by the approach of Hurricane Dorian. See the NC declaration of a state emergency here.

The potential for severe weather conditions may present situations where NC Medicaid and Health Choice beneficiaries in impacted areas may require an early refill of their medications. NC Medicaid enrolled pharmacy providers have been approved to early fill these prescriptions and will follow applicable co-pay requirements. This early refill is being allowed while the governor’s state of emergency order remains in place to ensure that all Medicaid beneficiaries have access to necessary medications.