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How can you find a directory of WellCare network pharmacies?

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WellCare's website provides a list of pharmacies that offer preferred cost sharing and a search tool to find pharmacies in network. WellCare pharmacies that offer preferred cost sharing include Walmart, Walgreens, Duane Reade, Kmart and the Kroger family of pharmacies, according to the WellCare website.

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WellCare prescription drug benefits are honored at more than 60,000 network pharmacies within the United States. In addition to brick and mortar pharmacy locations, WellCare participates with the CVS/caremark Mail Service Pharmacy. Prescriptions may be available at a lower cost when purchased through mail order, and all mail order prescriptions include free standard shipping, explains WellCare. WellCare also recommends the use of generic drugs when available as a cost-saving measure. Generic drugs are identical to brand name drugs in their active ingredients, dosage and strength but generally cost less.

WellCare offers a specialty pharmacy targeted to patients with chronic, life-threatening or rare illnesses through Exactus Specialty Services. Exactus promises that orders are shipped within 24 to 48 hours of placement and offers assistance to patients as they manage side effects and learn how to administer their medications effectively. Patients taking medication to treat conditions such as hemophilia, hepatitis, Crohn's disease or rheumatoid arthritis may be able to access the specialty pharmacy, notes the Exactus website.

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