Medications can make a difference in regaining health and mitigating chronic conditions and your Martin Army Community Hospital pharmacy staff specialize in providing new prescriptions, refills and medication counseling.
Welcome to MACH Pharmacy!
The Martin Army Community Hospital Pharmacy would like to thank the more than 90,000 beneficiaries eligible to visit and use our pharmacies. Our mission is to provide safe, responsive, and quality pharmaceutical care and services to the Soldiers, Retirees, and Dependents of the Maneuver Center of Excellence and surrounding communities. Our vision is to be the world-class, forward thinking pharmacy of choice for the Maneuver Center of Excellence Community and surrounding communities.
Important Changes to TRICARE Pharmacy Copayments
Pharmacy copayments will change beginning on January 1, 2022 for all beneficiaries except for active duty service members, surviving family members of active duty service members, and medically retired service members and their families. Military pharmacies remain the lowest cost pharmacy options for TRICARE beneficiaries, who have the option to get generic and brand-name drugs for $0 copayment. Click on Copayment Changes 2022 for complete details.
As we continue to make improvements to the pharmacy in order to provide fast, safe and friendly service, here are some tips to help make your experience as helpful as possible!
When is the longest wait time during the day?
Between the hours of 1000-1300.
What is the busiest day of the week?
Friday is busiest, Wednesday is least busy (statistically).
Do holidays increase my wait time?
Yes, typically the day before and after a holiday are busier than usual.
Best method to contact the pharmacy:
Does the pharmacy AUTOMATICALLY fill my prescription?
- Message us via Military Health System (MHS) GENESIS Online Patient Portal to: Pharmacy Clinic - 100% answered within (1 DUTY DAY)
- Text “Get in line” to (833)-457-2013 and follow the prompts. Requests submitted before 1200 will be ready after 12 the next duty day. Requests after 1200 will be ready in 2 duty days.
- Call us at (762) 408-2172. If all of our agents are busy, please try again later as we do receive a high volume of calls.
- In person at the Pharmacy Service Desk - we are always happy to assist you.
No, the pharmacy can only fill prescriptions by REQUEST only.
Can I decrease my wait to under 30 minutes?
You sure can! Contact us before 12 pm and we will try to have your prescription completed the following duty day after 12 pm based on current workload capacity. Leave us your contact information and we will set you up to receive a message upon completion. Grab a rapid return/scheduled pharmacy pickup ticket from the kiosk when you return to pick up.
How do I request my refills and can I see my prescription records online?
Yes, log in/create an account for MHS GENESIS Patient Portal and always have your prescription information at your fingertips. Request your refills by calling 706-544-1572. The PX refill pharmacy remains the location to pick up your prescription refills.
Ways to Skip the Pharmacy Line
Send us a message in the Genesis Patient Portal to Pharmacy Clinic. We will get to work on your medications and send you a message on when to come pick them up.
Text “Get in line” to (833)-457-2013 and follow the prompts. Requests submitted before 1200 will be ready after 12 the next duty day. Requests after 1200 will be ready in 2 duty days.
: Drop off your prescriptions at the Pharmacy Service desk
. Please note that drop off is the only option available for hard copy prescriptions.
: Monday-Friday (excluding federal holidays) 0800-1630 (762) 408-2172
*The above contact methods allow you to request prescription services and pickup at a later date/time.
The Q-Anywhere service is a text messaging pharmacy contact method available Monday through Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. Once you complete the request through text you may receive a text message when your prescriptions are ready. You can select pick up at the Main Outpatient Pharmacy or Script Center. Activate your virtual number at any kiosk or Select “Rapid Return”. Requests submitted by 12:00 pm will be ready after 12:00 pm the next duty day. Requests submitted after 12:00 pm will be ready within 2 duty days.
Are you looking for a simpler way to pick up your new TRICARE prescriptions after hours? Martin Army Community Hospital’s ScriptCenter provides a safe, secure, and controlled way to pick up your prescriptions, even on weekends!
The automated kiosk located next to the first floor elevator is available 24/7. Enrollment is easy and convenient: just scan your military ID card, enter your date of birth and create a password and four-digit pin. Once registered, you can pick up your new prescriptions at your convenience. You can also link family member accounts to pick up prescriptions for them.
You must specifically request to have your new prescriptions filled at the ScriptCenter either by activating through QAnywhere, message on MHS GENESIS patient portal, calling (762) 408-2172, or requesting it at the pharmacy service desk.
*Please note, refrigerated or reconstituted medications cannot be picked up at the automated kiosk.*
Do you want to skip the wait at the pharmacy? You can drop off your prescriptions and return the scheduled duty day to have them filled and waiting for pick up. Due to high volumes, we currently do not initiate a prescription to be filled until requested by a beneficiary. You can even call ahead (762-408-2172) or message us via MHS Genesis patient portal function ((MHS) GENESIS Online Patient Portal to: Pharmacy Clinic and we can prepare your medications in advance. When you return to the Main Pharmacy, select a Rapid Return / Scheduled Pharmacy Pick Up ticket at the white kiosk and be on your way shortly.
Electronic Prescribing Information for MACH
Let you external providers know all prescriptions are not accepted electronically at Main Outpatient Pharmacy. Let them know to search for DOD Pharmacy – select EPhcy.
Department of Defense (DoD) Electronic Prescribing Pharmacy Name: DoD EPhcy Pharmacy
Pharmacy NCPDP/NPI number: 1165326/1174936942
TRICARE Formulary Search Tool
Use the TRICARE Formulary Search Tool to look-up your drug. A search can tell you:
- Formulary status (generic drug, brand-name drug, non-formulary drug, non-covered drug)
- Where the prescription can be filled
- Copayments and limitations, such as prior authorization
- Coverage review requirements and forms
- Alternative medications, including costs
To start your search, you’ll need to put in the brand name or generic name of the drug and then select the strength prescribed, as well as your gender and age.
Refill requests are processed in three (3) duty days and returned to stock after seven (7) duty days. Prescription refills are requested in two ways.
- Automated Call-in refill services: 706-544-1572
|Standard Schedule for Refill Pick-up
| Pick up Day
|Friday, Saturday or Sunday
Controlled Substance Prescription Policy
MACH Pharmacies may only dispense a maximum of a 30 day supply of most controlled substances. The only authorized exception is for controlled substances prescribed for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders (ADHD), which may be filled for up to a 90-day supply. Schedule III thru V Medications may be written for a 30 day supply, with up to 5 refills. Controlled Substance prescriptions are only valid for six (6) months after they are written.
Pharmacy ID Card Policy
It is necessary to provide the military ID card of the patient (14 years old or older), or a current copy of the ID card, when obtaining a prescription at any military pharmacy or TRICARE Retail Network Pharmacy to help establish eligibility and authorization. It is permissible for Military ID cards to be photocopied (front & back) to assist in eligibility verification and for the purpose of rendering care. Smartphone copies will be accepted if front and back copies are legible.
Prescription Services at Retail Network Pharmacies
If you need a prescription filled right away and the pharmacy is closed or you are unable to use the MACH Pharmacy, visit one of the civilian retail pharmacies that are approved by TRICARE.
Use the Pharmacy Locator at http://www.express-scripts.com/TRICARE/pharmacy/ or calling (877-363-1303).
Helpful Medication Tips and Tricks
- Know the name(s) and dosage(s) of your medication as well as why you are taking them
- Be familiar with your medications: look for changes in color, size, shape, markings and smell. If you notice something unusual contact your pharmacist
- Take medications only as prescribed by your physician or other healthcare provider
- Do not mix medications unless instructed by your physician. Inform your physician of all medications you take, including over-the-counter medications, herbal medications and dietary supplements
- All medications can produce actions or effects other than those desired. Contact your physician and pharmacist if symptoms occur
- If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, check with your physician and pharmacist before taking any medication
- Do not mix different medications in the same container. Keep medications in childproof containers and out of reach of children
- Always take your medication with you to your healthcare provider appointments
- When traveling, carry your medication with you, not in your luggage. Be sure to take enough medication to last through your trip
- Busiest Days: Friday and Monday
- Longest Wait times: 0800-0930, 1100-1300 and 1630-1730 daily
- Call/message ahead of time and skip the wait when you return
- Pharmacy is currently enforcing COVID safety procedures and you may be asked to return at a later time
Medication and Sharps Disposal
Please safely discard unused medication and controlled substances away from children and pets. For detailed information and guidance on disposal of unused medications, click this link: Where and How to Dispose of Unused Medicines.
Home users of sharps (e.g. needles) are urged to place sharps in hard wall containers (e.g. laundry detergent bottle with screw on lid) before disposal in order to protect garbage collectors from needlesticks. Call your county Department of Health or visit www.safeneedledisposal.org to learn more.