User uShare Login | Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.

36° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options




[0] My Saved Articles
Back to all news


Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!


No Agreement For Walgreens, Express Scripts

December 30, 2011, 5:13 PM by Casey Wonnenberg

No Agreement For Walgreens, Express Scripts
SIOUX FALLS, SD - Thousands of people are looking for a new pharmacy. Those under the Sanford Health Plan will no longer be covered at Walgreens on the first of the year.

Sanford Health Plan uses Express Scripts to manage its prescription-drug benefit program. Express and Walgreens haven't been able to reach an agreement on a new contract, so Walgreens has announced it will stop participating as a provider.

That means starting on the first of the year, those under insurance plans using Express Scripts, like the Sanford Health Plan, will not be covered at Walgreens.

Walgreens is the only pharmacy open 24-hours a day, 7-days a week, in Sioux Falls.

Sanford has sent letters out to those under the plan. They say more than 98 percent of members have access to another participating pharmacy within one mile; more than 99 percent have access within three miles of their house.

To transfer your prescription, you can do one of three things. First, you can take your prescription bottle to your new pharmacy; they will contact your old pharmacy to transfer your prescription. Second, you can call your new pharmacy and ask them to contact your old pharmacy. Or third, ask your doctor to call your new pharmacy with your prescription information.

If you have any questions, please visit or call Express Scripts at 1-877-885-3409.

Previous Story

Next Story




View healthbeat

You may also like

Avera, DAKOTACARE Agree To Merger

11/19/2015 6:06 PM

Despite the merger, officials emphasize the thousands of Avera Health Plan and Dakotacare members won't notice a difference once the ownership off...

Full Story | Watch
New CT Scan Detects Early Lung Cancer

11/18/2015 6:19 PM

Shriver, who smoked for decades, decided to try out the new lung cancer screening, which uses a CT scan.

Full Story | Watch
The Struggles Behind Rural Health Care

11/20/2015 6:19 PM

Vis says the rural clinic is also essential for moms of young children, but now more than ever, the rural healthcare system is struggling.

Full Story | Watch
Adults Need Vaccinations, Too

11/23/2015 12:09 PM

The CDC recommends a booster shot for everyone between the ages of 19 and 65.

Full Story
Vaccines For Adults

11/23/2015 6:17 PM

If you can't remember the last time you got a vaccination, you should make sure you're up to date.

Full Story | Watch