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What’s covered by GHP Family's Medicaid plan?

GHP Family provides complete healthcare coverage for you and your entire family.

GHP Family benefits and services

Your health matters. Not just to you, but to us. We know that health insurance can be confusing, so Geisinger Health Plan has you covered. We’ve worked hard to give you and your family robust benefits that cover the services you need, plus access to our wellness programs to keep you well. 

You may have questions about your health along the way. Our nurse navigators are available to answer your questions and listen to your concerns. We’re here when you need us. No question is too big or too small. 

Pair these resources with comprehensive medical benefits, access to prescription drugs, and coverage for dental and eye exams and you’ve got a winning partnership.

Depending on your level of eligibility for Medicaid, your benefits may include immunizations, checkups, prescription drugs, eye care, dental care and more. In addition to your healthcare coverage, GHP Family benefits include: 

  • No limit on prescriptions – GHP Family doesn't limit the number of prescriptions you can receive each month. Having difficulty managing multiple prescriptions? You can receive help from a GHP Family pharmacist. Our pharmacists work with you and your doctor to make it easier for you to stay on the medications you need.

  • ProvenHealth Navigator – Professional nursing staff located in your primary care office (or available by phone) can help you get the care you need. Specially trained nurses can help you manage chronic disease, complex medications or your move from hospital to home. Our nurses help coordinate your appointments and deliver needed support services.

  • Wellness programs – Our health and wellness programs are designed to help you live well, get medical advice and save on health products.

  • Women’s and kids' health – A healthy family starts with a healthy mom and baby. Our women’s and kids' health services will help to make sure you receive the care you need during pregnancy and after birth. If you’re pregnant, or if you’re a new mom, we also offer Healthy Rewards debit cards to help you purchase baby care products, feminine hygiene products and other health supplies for you and your family.

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Find a pharmacy

More than 3,000 in-network pharmacies

Find out what drugs are covered by GHP Family

GHP Family has what’s called a formulary, or a list of drugs covered under your plan.
You can search drugs and pharmacies to see if your prescriptions are covered.

You can also print a copy of the GHP Family Formulary (effective 11/1/2023) or you can ask for a printed copy over the phone.

Your pharmacy benefits include:

Specialty drugs

Specialty drugs are medications used to treat complex diseases. Specialty medications can only be filled by certain pharmacies in the GHP Family network. These medications usually require specialized handling and monitoring. Specialty medications have the words “Specialty Drug” next to them in the formulary.

The GHP Family Specialty Drug List document is a list of all specialty drug information.

  • The first column is the drug name. This shows the name of the medications that are included in the program. 
  • The second column tells you whether prior authorization is needed. If it is, your doctor will need to get prior authorization from GHP Family before you can get your medication.
  • The third column lists which pharmacies carry each medication. The key on the final page gives the details for the pharmacy codes lists. Talk to your doctor about these pharmacies and which pharmacy you prefer to use. 

Taking a specialty medicine? Need to find a specialty pharmacy? Call GHP Family Pharmacy Services at 855-552-6028 or 570-214-3554 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, or between 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays.

Transition policy

Are you a new member? You may be taking drugs that aren’t on our formulary. Or maybe you’re taking a drug that is on our formulary, but it’s difficult to get.

Either way, you may need permission to get a drug that is not listed on the formulary. Perhaps you need a prior authorization from us before filling your prescription. If so, talk with your doctor to decide if you should switch to an appropriate formulary drug or request a formulary exception. While you find your best option, we will cover your current drugs during the first 60 days of your membership.
Prior authorization

If you need prior authorization of your drug, you have two options:

  1. You can ask GHP Family Pharmacy customer service for a list of similar drugs that are on the GHP Family formulary. Show the list to your doctor to see if one of these drugs will work for you.

  2. Your doctor can ask GHP Family for approval of your current drug through a prior authorization.

See our prior authorization criteria.

No prescription limit

GHP Family doesn't limit the number of prescriptions you can receive each month. If you’re having trouble managing multiple prescriptions, a GHP Family pharmacist can help. They’ll work with you and your doctor to make it easier for you to stay on the medications you need.
Pharmaceutical and therapy committee notes

Important information you may need

If we remove drugs from our formulary or add prior authorization, quantity limits and/or step therapy restrictions on a drug, or if we move a drug to a higher cost-sharing tier, we must notify affected members of the change (30 days for employer coverage and GHP Family; 60 days for other plans) before the change becomes effective or at the time the member requests a refill of the drug.

If the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) deems a drug on our formulary to be unsafe or the drug’s manufacturer removes the drug from the market, we will immediately remove the drug from our formulary and notify members who take the drug.

GHP Family customer service
If you have questions about your pharmacy or medical benefits, call the GHP Family customer service team at 855-227-1302.

We’re available:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Wednesday: 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Programs for GHP Family moms and kids

Our health and wellness programs can help you develop long-term healthy habits for life. We focus on your physical, mental and emotional health, as well as wellness needs to keep you feeling your best.

Healthy Beginnings Plus
Healthy Beginnings Plus provides a wide range of special services to pregnant women across Pennsylvania. We can help you pay for and get to your prenatal appointments. The program also can provide food at low or no cost to you. Education on the following topics is available:

  • Childbirth preparation
  • Parenting
  • Nutrition
  • Breastfeeding

Healthy Rewards
GHP Family offers Health Rewards debit cards to help pregnant women and new moms stay on schedule with all appointments. Click here to learn more.

Text4Baby program
Text messages sent at no cost to you that offer information about caring for newborns, tips to help pregnant women and new moms care for their own health. For more information, including a list of participating cell phone service carriers, visit

Nurse-family partnership If you’re having your first baby, this free program is available to you. A GHP Family nurse will visit you throughout your pregnancy and up until your child is 2 years old. Call 866-864-5226 or visit for more information.


Healthy Kids are Happy Kids
This program offers services to families with younger children, including information about important care and screenings.

Right from the start
Join this no-cost program when you find out you’re pregnant. Our nurses will guide you through a healthy pregnancy and will help you manage your appointments, including scheduling and transportation, or any other health needs you may have while you are pregnant. 

Early and periodic screening diagnosis and treatment
Early and periodic screening diagnosis and treatment (EPSDT) exams, also called well visits, are important for every child. Your child's doctor will let you know when your child needs an EPSDT exam. Our quality improvement nurses can also help with your little one’s EPSDT care. To speak with a nurse, call 866-847-1216

Back-to-school vaccination guide
Public schools require certain vaccinations to ensure children are protected from preventable diseases. View this guide to make sure your child's vaccination records are up to date before the new school year begins. 


Health and wellness program

Our health and wellness programs can help you develop long-term healthy habits for life. We focus on physical, mental and emotional health and wellness needs.  

As a member of GHP Family, you’ll have access to a wide range of online and in-person services to help you stay on top of your health. At Geisinger Health Plan, we would rather see you when you’re well, so we don’t have to see you get sick.

And we want to care for you, too.

Choose from helpful, free online resources like:

Mental health and substance abuse resources 

Feeling stressed, anxious or depressed? Sign into your account and check out our online tools, including a depression self-assessment, to help you cope with stress, live with chronic conditions, improve sleep and more.
Health assessment – your personal health record 

Get a health score, see risks for specific conditions and get recommendations on ways you can improve your lifestyle.
Online education workshops

Free workshops focus on a variety of medical conditions and lifestyle changes to help improve your health. Weekly tasks, such as educational reading, exercise and nutrition logs, help you reach your goal.
Wellness challenges

Want a unique challenge or competition to motivate and empower you to meet your goals? Whether you want to go solo or you’d like to share the enthusiasm with a team, there’s something for everyone.
Personalized tools

Get a snapshot of your current health. It’s the first step toward reaching your health and wellness goals. Our online tools include health videos, activity tracker integration, recipes and a symptom checker.

Services – In person or on the phone

Mental health and substance abuse resources

If you're feeling stressed, anxious or depressed, you can call to speak with a personal care advocate for guidance. You can also see a mental health professional without a referral.
Health and wellness services

Live life to the fullest with personalized support and education. Understand your health numbers, stop using tobacco, maintain a healthy weight and much more.
Specialized nurses

Who better than a registered nurse to teach you more about various chronic health conditions? We work with primary care physicians to develop a care plan and optimize treatments to help you meet your personal goals.
Certified health coaches

This approach to health coaching focuses on you, covering all your healthcare needs. Personalized programs range from lifestyle coaching to managing your own health.
Health assistants

Get help with your complex medical and social needs. We can be a resource in navigating the healthcare system and a link to community resources.

Need medical help when it’s late? We’re available by phone 24/7. Non-emergency medical advice is also available through our nurse chat line. 

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