As previously reported, the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) will transition all pharmacy services for Medi-Cal Managed Care (Medi-Cal) to a fee-for-service benefit. The Medi-Cal pharmacy benefits and services administered by DHCS in the fee-for-service delivery system is identified collectively as Medi-Cal Rx.

Beginning January 1, 2022, the following services (administered or dispensed by pharmacy) will be carved out of Medi-Cal and transitioned to Medi-Cal Rx:

  • Covered outpatient drugs, including physician administered drugs (PADs) and patient administered contraceptives
  • Medical supplies (insulin syringes and pen needles, lancets, diabetic test strips, inhaler spacers)
  • Enteral nutritional products
  • Home infusion therapies

Medi-Cal Rx processing information for providers

Phone number



Available at

Beneficiary ID

Use either the 14-character beneficiary identification number located on the front of the Benefits Identification Card (BIC) or the nine-character Client Index Number (CIN) corresponding to the first

nine characters of the beneficiary identification number.

Please note that same-day, new Medi-Cal enrollments will require the 14-character BIC for services rendered on that enrollment day.


(B1, B2, B3)

(P1, P2, P3, P4)

Eligibility (E1)

BIN: 022659


PCN: 6334225


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