IHN-CCO uses a “formulary” for prescription drugs. A formulary is a list of covered prescription drugs. All IHN-CCO providers have a copy of the formulary in their office. When you need a prescription, your doctor will choose a drug from the formulary. Drugs that are not on the formulary are called non-formulary.
If for some reason you need a drug that is not on the IHN-CCO formulary, your doctor can ask for an exception. Our Pharmacy Director will decide if it is medically necessary for you to have a drug that is non- formulary. If you have a high medical need for the prescription, we will pay for the non-formulary drug.2018 Drug Formulary 1.93 MB
Searching the formulary
To search for a specific over-the-counter or prescription drug type (for example, ‘antihistamine’ or ‘laxatives’ or ‘antidepressant’) or a specific drug name, click on the PDF link below to open the document and then press the Ctrl+F keys at the same time to bring up a search field inside the PDF. You can then type in your keyword(s) and find them in the list.