Preferred Drug Lists

The MHS Preferred Drug List (PDL) is the list of drugs covered by MHS. The PDL applies to drugs that members can buy at retail pharmacies. The MHS Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee checks the PDL regularly to make sure the list includes medicines that are right for our members, as well as cost-effective. The Committee is composed of the MHS Medical Director, MHS Pharmacy Director, and several Indiana physicians, pharmacists, and specialists.

The Hoosier Care Connect, HIP Basic and Hoosier Healthwise PDLs provide a broad selection of drugs for the treatment of most illnesses. This list includes mostly generic drugs along with a limited number of brand-name drugs. Some drugs will only be covered with a prior authorization.

Search within the PDL by pressing Control + F 

The HIP Plus PDL provides an expanded selection of drugs for the treatment of most illnesses. This list includes many generic drugs along with a larger list of brand-name drugs. If you have the HIP Plus plan, you will not have to pay a copayment for your drugs. More brand-name drugs are available on the HIP Plus PDL without the need for a prior authorization.

Search within the PDL by pressing Control + F 

These lists also include over-the-counter (OTC) medicines that are covered by MHS. To buy OTC drugs with their MHS benefit, members should take the drug to the pharmacy counter and provide their MHS ID card.