PHC recommends a yearly flu shot for adults and children. Adult members can get flu shots at their doctor's office or a pharmacy. This year, children can get flu shots at pharmacies, too. From October 12, 2020, through December 31, 2020, PHC is expanding the coverage of flu shots as a pharmacy benefit to include eligible members ages 3 years and older. PHC members ages 3 and up can get flu shots at no cost at their pharmacy by showing their PHC ID card. Some pharmacies may have different policies about flu shots, so please check with your local pharmacy.
"Special Member" to "Direct Member" Change
PHC is changing the "Special Member" name listed for primary care providers (PCPs) to "Direct Member." This is a name change only. Your PHC benefits or how you receive care is not changing. If your PHC member ID card shows "PCP: Special Member," you can still use it. If you would like a new ID card with "Direct Member," you can print a new Member ID card from the Member Portal or call Member Services, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. at
(800) 863-4155, and choose Option 2.
Pharmacy Benefit: Change to Medi-Cal Rx
UPDATE (February 18, 2021): The change to Medi-Cal Rx has been delayed. A new start date has not been given. PHC will continue to provide the full pharmacy benefit until the official change. Once the official change happens, your pharmacy benefit will be provided by the Department of Health Care Services instead of PHC. Your prescription medications will be covered by Medi-Cal Rx. Read More
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Are you a member with a question about COVID-19 or something else? Call us today, and we'll walk through your questions with you. Call (800) 863-4155. TTY: (800) 735-2929 or 711. You can also call our Advice Nurse Line 7 days a week, 24 hours a day at (866) 778-8873.