Prescription Plan

Harvard University Group Health Plan offers prescription drug coverage through Express Scripts.


A copayment is a set price that you pay for a 30-day supply of your prescription drug. Harvard University Group Health Plan offers a three-tier drug benefit.

Prescription Drug Copayments1
Tier 1: Most generic drugs
Tier 2: Preferred brand name drugs
Tier 3: Non-preferred brand name drugs

Pharmacy Network

You can fill prescriptions at any participating Express Scripts pharmacies, including:

  • Harvard University Health Services Pharmacy (prescriptions written by Harvard University Health Services clinicians only)
  • Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates pharmacies (prescriptions written by Harvard Vanguard clinicians only)
  • Express Scripts mail order
  • Other pharmacies including: CVS, Rite Aid, Walgreens, and other major chains

Discounted Prescriptions

You can receive a discount for filling a 90-day prescription at either the Harvard University Health Services Pharmacy or via Express Scripts mail order.

1Please note that copayments may vary by plan and members should refer to for more information.