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Tillamook Pharmacy Closure FAQ

Aug 31, 2023, 22:12 PM

What is happening?

It has been announced that Tillamook Pharmacy in Tillamook will close their doors and stop filling prescriptions on September 6, 2023. All prescriptions will be transferred in bulk to a local Fred Meyer Pharmacy, which is in-network. We estimate around 1,000 members may be disrupted by this change.

When is it happening?

Tillamook Pharmacy made the announcement on August 22, 2023. Their last day of business will be September 6, 2023, until 5 p.m.

Does this only affect OHP (Medicaid)?

No, it affects both OHP (Medicaid) and CareOregon Advantage (Medicare) members. All patients (including those outside of CareOregon and CareOregon Advantage) are also impacted as this is a pharmacy closure (not a network contracting issue).

Is Fred Meyer an in-network pharmacy?

Yes. We understand, by default, all prescriptions will be transferred to the local Fred Meyer Pharmacy on September 7, 2023. As a result of this sudden new prescription volume, Fred Meyer is likely to be very busy. Please allow extra time to transfer and fill your prescriptions.

Do I have to fill at Fred Meyer Pharmacy?

No, any in-network pharmacy can be used. However, it may require additional steps to be taken. You can either:
  • Request a new prescription from your provider and have it sent to the pharmacy of your choice. OR
  • Ask your pharmacy of choice to transfer your prescription:
    • o On or before September 6: Contact Tillamook Pharmacy to request a prescription transfer (503-842-4181)
    • o September 7 or later: Contact Fred Meyer to request a prescription transfer (503-815-1433)

How can I find another in-network pharmacy?

Here is a list of the closest alternatives. Also, our website has a search tool that can be used to find a participating pharmacy. Choose “pharmacy” in the type of provider and search by ZIP code.

First closestSecond closestThird closest
SAFEWAY PHARMACY 1815 4TH STREET
TILLAMOOK, OR 97141
503-842-5934
FRED MEYER PHARMACY 2500 N MAIN AVE TILLAMOOK, OR 97141
503-815-1433
NEHALEM BAY HEALTH CENTER PHARMACY 230 ROWE STREET
WHEELER, OR 97147
844-715-2299

Are there mail order options?

Yes, Optum mail order pharmacy is available. You can call them at 800-356-3477. For local mail order options, you will need to contact your local pharmacy and ask if they offer this option.

 

 

 

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