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Will VA fill prescriptions from non VA Drs.

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  • Will VA fill prescriptions from non VA Drs.

    I have Medicare as well as VA. A Humana representative said I could get their coverage without the prescription coverage and VA would take care of prescriptions.
    Does any know if this is true.

  • #2
    No. You must have a VA provider prescribe any medications (or supplies) obtained through the VA. You should establish a VA provider (ideally through the local SCI clinic) and then ask to have them set you up with "co-managed care" with your non-VA provider.

    The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.


    • #3
      Thank you for your quick response.


      • #4
        If you also have Tricare coverage, which you probably do only if you have a blue or tan ID, you can fill your paper prescriptions at any Military Treatment Facility for Free. You can also use the Home Delivery plan for a very small copay.
        Played with bombs- No SCI, Brain Damage enough that I require a chair and a caregiver.