Pharmacy Services

CenCal Health is committed to providing consistent, compassionate, and local support to all CenCal Health providers and members.

Medi-Cal RX Carve-Out

Effective January 1, 2021, pharmacy benefit services have been carved-out of CenCal Health, and will be administered through the DHCS Medi-Cal Rx Program. All prescription benefits will be adjudicated through the Medi-Cal Rx Pharmacy Benefit Manager Magellan Rx.

CenCal Health Pharmacy Services continues to provide utilization management of the physician administered drugs on the medical benefit.

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Magellan will provide:

  • Claims processing
  • Pharmacy network management
  • Prior authorizations
  • Customer Service

Please visit the Medi-Cal Rx website at or call Magellan Rx for further information on the Medi- Cal Rx program.

For information regarding CenCal Health's coverage of physician-administered drugs, please reference the Medical Benefits page.

Coming Soon-Medi-Cal RX 2021

Coming Soon-Medi-Cal RX 2021

Effective January 1, 2021 Medi-Cal Pharmacy benefits will be transitioned from CenCal Health to Medi-Cal fee-for-service under the name of Medi-Cal RX.

  • What is changing?
    •  All pharmacy benefits billed by a pharmacy on a pharmacy claim will be carved out of CenCal Health and be the responsibility of the state and their pharmacy benefit administrator, Magellan 
  • What will be remaining the same?
    •  All pharmacy benefits billed on a medical or institutional claim by a pharmacy or any provider ( i.e Physician-Administered-Drugs) will be the responsibility of CenCal Health

Additional information will be released from the state and CenCal Health in the coming months. 

You may also visit the Medi-Cal RX website at:

The CenCal Health Pharmacy Team is always available to answer any questions to assist our providers during this transition. 

You may reach the Pharmacy Team at (805) 562-1080.



20-21 Flu Season

Prepare for 2020-2021 Flu Season

The Flu Season is now upon us. The Pharmacy Flu Program can help your patients stay healthy this flu season. As part of the pharmacy benefits provided by CenCal Health and MedImpact, our members are eligible to receive the flu vaccine directly from a participating pharmacy in our network.  CenCal Health members may choose from a variety of participating pharmacy locations including drug stores, supermarkets, retailers and independent pharmacies. Members may contact their local pharmacy for vaccination hours and appointment requirements. If providers choose to administer the flu vaccine in their office, they can bill CenCal Heath.

If you have questions regarding the Pharmacy Flu Program, please contact the CenCal Health Pharmacy Services Department at (800) 421-2560 ext. 1080.


Formulary Updates

New Pharmacist Services

New Pharmacist Services as a CenCal Health Benefit

CenCal Health will be adding the ability for Pharmacies to bill for specific clinical services rendered by a pharmacist.  All added services follow California Assembly Bill 1114, which outlines the specified pharmacist services that are a reimbursable Medi-Cal benefit when rendered to a Medi-Cal Managed care member in the outpatient pharmacy setting.  CenCal Health would like to solicit initial interest for provider participation during August and September before implementation of the program. 

Please see the initial details for the new program below:  

  • Eligible Members
    • A patient who has active CenCal Health enrollment for the date of service
    • Eligible Pharmacists Services
  • Eligible Pharmacist Services
    • Furnishing travel medications
    • Furnishing naloxone hydrochloride
    • Furnishing self-administered hormonal contraception
    • Initiating and administering immunizations
    • Providing tobacco cessation counseling and furnishing nicotine replacement therapy
  • Accepted Billing Code
    • Evaluation and Management (E&M) billing codes:
      • 99201-New patient
      • 99212-Established patient
    • Administration billing code:
      • 90471-Vaccine administration

For further information on the above program, or if you would like to inquire about becoming contracted with CenCal Health to provide the above service, please contact the CenCal Health Pharmacy Department at (805) 562-1080.