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Preferred provider network of pharmacies

For a number of years a Waterloo Preferred Provider Network (PPN) has been established with local pharmacies. While the use of PPN pharmacies is voluntary, the University is committed to providing its employees with sufficient information to spend health care dollars in the most cost-effective ways.

The extended health care plan covers a maximum dispensing fee of $7.00. Please note that any dispensing fee over $7.00 is the responsibility of the employee and is not applied to the out-of-pocket cap (for drugs and paramedicals combined) of $121 single/$242 family.

Pharmacies that participate in the PPN have agreed to provide guaranteed levels of service, competitive (if not reduced) dispensing fees and competitive drug prices. Some of the PPN pharmacies have also agreed to provide discounts on other non-prescription drug items.

Your Waterloo drug benefit is required to ensure PPN prices and discounts where available.

The following pharmacies have agreed to participate in our PPN effective January 1, 2012. Please call pharmacies directly for home delivery information.

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                                               Location: Waterloo
Name Address Dispensing fee Discount on selected items Home delivery
Sobeys
Pharmacy

450 Columbia St. West

$9.99 0% no
Student Health Pharmacy University of Waterloo Student Life Centre, 200 University Ave. West $7.00 10% yes, on & off-campus
The K-W Guardian Pharmacy

65 University Ave. E.

$10.00 0% yes
Walmart Pharmacy HWY 85 & King St. $8.40 0% no
Zehrs Pharmacy

Conestoga Mall, 555 Davenport Road

$8.20** 0% yes
Zehrs Pharmacy

Glenridge Plaza,

315 Lincoln Road

$8.20** 0% yes
                                               Location: Kitchener
Name Address Dispensing fee Discount on selected items Home delivery
Carpenter Guardian Pharmacy Krug Street Plaza, 501 Krug Street $9.00 0% yes
Drug Basics 370 Highland Road West $7.00 0% no
Drug Basics 1405 Ottawa Street North $7.00 0% no
Drug Basics 655 Fairway Road Street $7.00 0% no
Health Park Pharmacy 453 Park Street $6.59 10% yes
Real Canadian Pharmacy Highland Hills Mall, 875 Highland Road West $8.20** 0% yes
Wal-Mart Pharmacy 1400 Ottawa Street South $8.40* 0% no
Wal-Mart Pharmacy Fairview Mall $8.40* 0% no
Zehrs Pharmacy 750 Ottawa Street South $8.20** 0% yes
Zehrs Pharmacy 1005 Ottawa St. $8.20** 0% yes
                                              Location: Cambridge
Name Address Dispensing fee Discount on selected items Home delivery
Metro Pharmacy 980 Franklin Blvd. Blg. A. $7.00 0% no
Cambridge Pharmacy

725 Coronation Blvd

$7.00 10% no
Drug Basics 95 Water Street North $7.00 0% no
Wal-Mart Pharmacy Hiway 401 & 24,
22 Pinebush Road
$8.40* 0% no
Zehrs Pharmacy 200 Franklin Boulevard $8.20** 0% yes
Zehrs Pharmacy 400 Conestoga Boulevard $8.20** 0% yes
                                              Location: Guelph
Name Address Dispensing fee Discount on selected items Home delivery
Drug Basics 222 Silvercreek Parkway North $7.00 0% no
Drug Basics 500 Edinburugh Road S. $7.00 0% no
Wal-Mart 11 Woodlawn Road W. $8.40* 0% no
Zehrs Pharmacy 160 Kortright Road $8.20** 0% yes
Zehrs Pharmacy 1045 Paisley Road $8.20** 0% yes
                                     Location: surrounding areas
Name Address Dispensing fee Discount on selected items Home delivery
Drug Basic 925 Ontario Street, Stratford $7.00 0% yes
Pharmex Direct Mail Order Pharmacy, OAKVILLE 1-800-663-8637 $6.75 0% yes
Pharmex Direct, which is a warehouse pharmacy, is another voluntary option, particularly for maintenance drugs. Dispensing fees are low, resulting in savings for you and the plan, with the added convenience of drugs being sent directly by courier to your home address.

*Wal-Mart Pharmacy: $8.40 dispensing fee cap accepted at any Wal-Mart Pharmacy in Ontario upon presentation of your pay-direct drug card.  If the post fee at a specific Wal-Mart is less than $8.40, the employee will be charged the lower fee. Visit Walt-Mart`s website for additional locations.

**Zehrs , Real Canadian Superstore, No Frills, Your Independent Grocer, Fortino’s, Loblaws :   $8.20 dispensing fee will be accepted at all locations in Ontario upon presentation of your pay-direct drug card.  See drug store pharmacy`s webiste for additional locations.