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CVS/Caremark

Our pharmacy benefit manager, CVS/Caremark, is a leader in the healthcare industry. The NALC CareSelect Network is a large nationwide network that offers 68,000 retail pharmacies which includes over 18,000 NALC Preferred retail pharmacies. The NALC CareSelect Network includes most large retail chain drug stores.

For personal service, you can call CVS/Caremark directly 24 hours-a-day, 7 days-a-week at 1-800-933-NALC (6252), or 1-800-231-4403 when using a TTY line. Network providers can be identified through our network provider CD or our website.

To locate an NALC CareSelect Network pharmacy near you, find the latest information about health conditions and prescription drugs, or access your personal prescription and benefit information . . . visit the CVS/Caremark website.

Your initial visit will require you to setup a user id and password if you wish to access personal information.

Using The Retail Program

If you choose a network retail pharmacy:

  1. First ask your doctor to write a prescription for up to a 30-day supply.
  2. Take your prescription to an NALC Preferred Network or NALC CareSelect Network Retail Pharmacy.
  3. Present your NALC Identification card.
  4. Verify that the pharmacist has accurate information about you and your covered dependents.
  5. Pay the appropriate coinsurance.


Using The Mail Order Program

Your Mail Order Program is a convenient and cost-effective way for you to order up to a 90-day supply of maintenance or long-term medication for direct delivery to your home or, you may purchase up to a 90-day supply (84-day minimum) of covered drugs and supplies at a CVS/Caremark Pharmacy or Longs Drugs through our Maintenance Choice Program. Just pay the appropriate copayment for each covered generic, Formulary Brand or Non-formulary Brand drug. Follow this easy step-by-step procedure.

1. For new maintenance medications, ask your doctor to write two prescriptions:

  • one, for up to a 90-day supply plus refills, to be ordered through the Mail Order Program or our Maintenance Choice Program
  • the other, for no more than a 30-day supply plus one refill, to be filled immediately at an NALC CareSelect Network Pharmacy while you wait for your order from the Mail Order Program

2. Complete the patient profile/order form. Enclose your original prescription(s) and the appropriate payment for each drug being ordered and mail to:

NALC Prescription Drug Program
P.O. Box 94467
Palatine, IL 60094-4467

  • Your payment is payable by check, money order or credit card. For credit card payments, simply include your Visa, Discover, MasterCard, or American Express number and expiration date in the space provided on the patient profile/order form.
  • You will receive a new patient profile/order form and pre-addressed envelope with each shipment.