Anthem has a list of preferred drugs chosen for their quality and effectiveness. It’s called a Preferred Drug List (PDL).
Many of the drugs listed on the PDL do not need preapproval. Drugs not listed on the PDL always require preapproval. This means your doctor must get approval from us before they can write a prescription for the drug. Go to the preapprovals section below for more information.
The PDL can change at any time. Please check back for updates.
Essential Plan members:
Essential Plan Preferred Drug List (English)
Essential Plan Preferred Drug List (Spanish)
CHPlus Preferred Drug List (English)
CHPlus Preferred Drug List (Spanish)
Common over-the-counter (OTC) drugs (English)
Common over-the-counter (OTC) drugs (Spanish)