Gannett pharmacy now fills OptumRX 90-day prescriptions

Gannett Health Services

Cornell employees with Aetna health plans have a new option for filling long-term prescriptions. Currently, 90-day prescriptions or refills can only be obtained by mail order through OptumRx. The new service allows Aetna members the convenience of filling and picking up 90-day prescriptions on campus at the Gannett Health Services pharmacy (Gannett pharmacy hours).

The change will enable faculty and staff to work with trusted Cornell pharmacists while taking advantage of the same copay discounts offered through OptumRX’s home delivery service. Cornell employees obtaining up to a 90-day supply of their prescriptions will pay $10 for generic medications, $60 for preferred medications and $90 for non-preferred medications (the same as through OptumRx Home Delivery).

To participate, ask your clinician to “escribe” your 90-day prescription to the Gannett Pharmacy (listed as “Cornell – zip code 14853” in the Surescript network). You can indicate when you would like to pick up your prescription by logging in to Gannett’s secure patient portal ( and selecting Messages and Pharmacy Services > New Message > Ask a Pharmacist. You will receive a message from the pharmacy when your prescription is ready for pick-up.

The Gannett Pharmacy also continues to be a pickup location for OptumRX maintenance and specialty medications (see details here). 

Other Gannett pharmacy updates: The Gannett pharmacy – soon to be called the “Cornell Health Pharmacy” – has moved temporarily to the first floor of Gannett’s newly built addition, behind the original Gannett building on Ho Plaza. The entrance is on Campus Road, just down the hill from Ho Plaza, across from the Anabel Taylor parking lot. There are seven Parkmobile client parking spaces (two of which are accessible) beneath the building underpass, next to the entrance. In summer 2017, a new and expanded pharmacy will open in the renovated building with an entrance from Ho Plaza. Learn more here.

For more information:

Prescription drug coverage information

Gannett pharmacy: 607-255-6976

 Gannett’s patient portal (see instructions above)