Essentia Health Employees

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  • See all your benefits
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  • Get quick answers about your coverage and more
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Pharmacies and Prescriptions

Your Essentia Health plan includes prescription drug coverage. Learn how your pharmacy benefits work.
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Pharmacy locations

Essentia Health offers several pharmacy options. You’ll get your highest benefit level when you fill prescriptions at Essentia-owned pharmacies or Tier 1 pharmacies. 

You can also fill prescriptions with pharmacies in the Broad access network.
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Prescription drug list

The covered drug list includes brand-name and generic drugs. A group of independent physicians and pharmacists regularly reviews and updates it. Your doctor can use this list to choose the medications right for you. 

Prescription drugs are covered based on their tier:

Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 4 are covered medications.
Tier 3 and Tier 5 medications aren’t covered by the plan. You’ll be responsible for the full cost of those medications.
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Mail-order pharmacy

Long-term, maintenance medications

You can buy long-term medications, or "maintenance medications," in 93-day supplies at any Essentia Health or Dakota pharmacy, or through Essentia Health Mail Order. 

Essentia Health mail order

If you have prescriptions for a long-term condition, getting your medication through the mail may be a convenient option for you. 

Essentia Health Mail Order is a quick and easy way to fill your regular prescriptions. Visit any Essentia Health-owned pharmacy (including Dakota pharmacies) or fill out the online refill form to transfer your prescriptions. In most cases, your prescriptions should arrive in two to three business days.

You can call or complete the online form to fill a new prescription or transfer an existing prescription to Essentia Health Mail Order.

Call 715-817-7146 or 844-380-5642


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Specialty drugs

Specialty drugs are medications that require special handling, administration, or monitoring. They’re also often used to treat complex or chronic conditions. Most specialty drugs are required to be dispensed through Essentia’s own specialty pharmacy. That ensures the best outcome of care.

If you need to fill a new specialty drug, view the prescription drug list to see what drugs are covered. Specialty drugs are noted with “SP” on the drug list.

Have your prescription filled through Essentia Health’s specialty pharmacy. If you have questions, call the Essentia Health Specialty Pharmacy.


Call 1-844-380-5626

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Preventive drug coverage

My Essentia Choice Care HDHP and My Essentia Choice Care HDHP Basic have separate coverage for preventive maintenance drugs. These drugs are used to treat common conditions such as coronary artery disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, depression, and respiratory disorders. Unlike other medications, you won’t have to pay your deductible first when you have a preventive drug prescription.

Sign in to your account to check your coverage for preventive maintenance drugs.

Wellness programs

Manage your health in a way that works for you. Choose the programs and services that give you the right mix of support. 

  • Preventive care
  • Online health programs with rewards
  • Health club reimbursement
  • Personalized health tools and support
  • Discounts on healthy foods

Note: Not all employer-sponsored groups offer the same benefits; check with your employer to see which ones are available to you.

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TakeCharge Rewards

For Essentia Health Employees 


Essentia Health offers a variety of wellness resources and support to all employees through TakeCharge. 

This program has a points-based structure with four levels and encourages you to work on your health goals with daily engagement with the platform through tracking daily steps, sleep, activity and completing Healthy Habits activities and Daily Learning Cards personalized to your interests.

TakeCharge rewards program details

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