Pharmacy Information

Pharmacy Resources

Medi-Cal and CalOptima Direct

Medi-Cal Rx begins January 1, 2022

As of January 1, 2022, the Medi-Cal outpatient pharmacy benefit will transition from CalOptima to Medi-Cal Fee-For-Service under a program called Medi-Cal Rx. DHCS is working with a new contractor (Magellan Rx) to provide Medi-Cal Rx services.

Starting on January 1, 2022, providers can use a secure Medi-Cal Rx portal to access the following systems:

  • Prior Authorizations
  • Secure Chat and Messaging
  • Beneficiary Eligibility Lookup
  • Education and Outreach Calendar

Visit the DHCS Medi-Cal Rx website for instructions on how to register for the Medi-Cal Rx portal:
https://medi-calrx.dhcs.ca.gov/provider/

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Visit the Medi-Cal Rx Website Find a pharmacy, search the Contract Drugs List and more at the DHCS Medi-Cal Rx website.

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Medi-Cal Rx Customer Service Center Phone Number Information Find tips to navigate the Medi-Cal Rx Customer Service Center phone line.

General Resources

Clinical Resources

Contact Us
  • If you have questions, you can contact the CalOptima Health Pharmacy Management department Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1-714-246-8471.
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Residency Program
  • The CalOptima Health PGY-1 Managed Care Pharmacy Residency program provides residents with a broad overview of managed care pharmacy practice at a county organized health system (COHS).

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Pharmacy Benefit Manager is MedImpact
  • MedImpact administers CalOptima Health's pharmacy program. It provides claims processing, pharmacy network management, prior authorization processing and drug utilization management services.

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