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Items Covered by EPAP


Items Covered by EPAP

The Emergency Prescription Assistance Program (EPAP) covers most drugs listed in the Express Scripts database. EPAP does not cover the following types of drugs, even if they are listed in the database:

  • anti-obesity drugs
  • impotence treatment drugs
  • fertility drugs (including progesterone and leuprolide)
  • cosmetic drugs
  • over the counter drugs, such as smoking cessation
  • over the counter vitamins
  • blood products
  • non-specialty implantable medications
  • allergy serums

Some types of durable medical equipment are covered by EPAP, but the items must be purchased from a retail pharmacy. Covered items include:

  • canes
  • crutches
  • walkers
  • wheelchairs

Medical supplies that are sold in retail pharmacies may be covered under EPAP. Vaccinations that are provided by retail pharmacies may be covered under EPAP.

Emergency Prescription Assistance Program

  • This page last reviewed: March 20, 2018