Get Care at Your Pharmacy

The Office of Group Insurance and Blue Cross of Idaho are continuously looking for ways to remove barriers to care and make health care more convenient for members.

With that goal in mind for 2022, we are excited to share that starting January 1 the state of Idaho health plan launched a pilot project with Idaho-based Albertsons and Safeway pharmacists to provide coverage for the diagnoses of certain issues, as well as prescribing and filling of certain prescription drugs.

What’s covered?

  • Flu vaccine
  • Rapid flu test
  • Rapid strep test
  • Urinary tract infection (UTI) diagnosis
  • Cold sore diagnosis and treatment
  • Hormonal contraceptives, and
  • Statins

Several pharmacies currently offer similar services on a cash-pay basis, but this pilot project will make these services a covered benefit under the health plan at $0 copay for the PPO and Traditional members. High-deductible plan members have no cost sharing after you’ve met your deductible.

Keep in mind, coverage for this service is currently limited to Idaho-based Albertsons and Safeway pharmacists. Visit to find an Idaho Albertsons or Safeway pharmacy near you.

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