The Federal Retail Pharmacy Therapeutics Program (FRPTP) for COVID-19 therapeutics is a public-private partnership to increase therapeutics access and equity across the country. The program is a collaboration between the federal government, state and local health departments, and 20 national and independent pharmacy networks. The pharmacy partners included in the FRPTP receive COVID-19 therapeutic allocations directly from the federal government through the Department of Health and Human Services. State and territorial health departments may also direct additional COVID-19 therapeutics to FRPTP partners. The FRPTP is modeled after the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program (FRPP) for vaccines, which is one of the key components of the federal government’s strategy to expand access to COVID-19 vaccines.
Federal Retail Pharmacy Therapeutics Program Partners
- Albertsons Companies, (including Osco, Jewel-Osco, Albertsons, Albertsons Market, Safeway, Tom Thumb, Star Market, Shaw’s, Haggen, Acme, Randalls, Carrs, Market Street, United, Vons, Pavilions, Amigos, Lucky’s, Pak n Save, Sav-On)
- CPESN USA, LLC
- Costco Wholesale Corp.
- CVS Pharmacy, (including Long’s)
- GeriMed (long-term care and retail pharmacies)
- Good Neighbor Pharmacy and AmerisourceBergen Drug Corporation’s pharmacy services administrative organization (PSAO), Elevate Provider Network
- H-E-B, LP
- Hy-Vee, Inc
- Innovatix (long-term care pharmacies)
- Kroger Co. (including Kroger, Harris Teeter, Fred Meyer, Fry’s, Ralphs, King Soopers, Smiths, City Market, Dillons, Mariano’s, Pick-n-Save, Copps, Metro Market, QFC)
- LeaderNET and The Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy, Cardinal Health’s PSAOs
- Managed Health Care Associates (retail and long-term care pharmacies)
- Meijer, Inc.
- Publix Super Markets, Inc.
- Retail Business Services, LLC (Ahold Delhaize including Food Lion, Giant Food, The Giant Company, Hannaford Bros Co, Stop & Shop)
- Rite Aid
- Southeastern Grocers (including Winn-Dixie, Harveys, Fresco Y Mas)
- Topco Associates, LLC (including Acme Fresh Markets, Associated Food Stores, Bashas, Big-Y Pharmacy and Wellness Center, Brookshire’s Pharmacy, Super One Pharmacy, FRESH by Brookshire’s Pharmacy, Coborn’s Pharmacy, Cash Wise Pharmacy, MarketPlace Pharmacy, Giant Eagle, Hartig Drug Company, King Kullen, Food City Pharmacy, Ingles Pharmacy, Raley’s, Bel Air, Nob Hill Pharmacies, Save Mart Pharmacies, Lucky Pharmacies, SpartanNash, Price Chopper, Market 32, Tops Friendly Markets, ShopRite, Wegmans, Weis Markets, Inc.)
- Walgreens (including Duane Reade)
- Walmart, (including Sam’s Club)
Health Partner Ordering Portal (HPOP)
Health Partner Ordering Portal (HPOP) is an ordering portal for allocating and/or requesting COVID-19 therapeutic products. All orders should go through HPOP. It is also where partners report utilization and inventory.
The Tiberius platform integrates data sources from federal agencies, jurisdictions, and the FRPTP to create a comprehensive common operating picture for COVID-19 therapeutics planning, distribution, and administration.
Each FRPTP must have at least one user with Tiberius access.
In support of the Biden-Harris Administration’s Test to Treat initiative, HHS/ASPR launched a new Test to Treat site locator to help the public find participating Test to Treat sites and other oral antiviral dispensing locations. The link to the locator can be found below:
For more information on the Test to Treat initiative, please visit:
Pharmacies are required to report their therapeutics distribution and supply information through HPOP for each day they are open. This information feeds into the Therapeutics Locator to provide the most up-to-date information possible.
Required reporting data points:
- Available inventory (inventory on-hand able to be dispensed to a patient)
- Inventory dispensed (inventory that has been sold or assigned to patient and is unable to be given to different patient at that point in time)
Billing Codes, Dispensing Fees, Delivery Fees, and License Information
Pharmacies should use the National Council for Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP)
Guidance Document (Re: “Billing of a Self-Administered Free Product During an Emergency.”)
Privately Insured Patients: Bill private insurance plan (working with PBMs to update systems)
Medicare Patients: Bill through Medicare Part D
Can a pharmacy deliver an oral antiviral prescription for a patient?
Yes, however, the pharmacy would need to ensure the product could be delivered the same day (or next day) to meet the 5-day window per Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) requirements.
To stay up to date on the latest information about COVID-19 therapeutics, visit the
ASPR Website for more information.
Still have questions?
The ASPR Pharmacy Team hosts a bi-weekly Office Hours session every other Tuesday from 12pm-12:30pm to give partners and providers updates on FRPTP and therapeutics information, and answer questions directly.
COVID19.Therapeutics@hhs.gov to receive the Zoom meeting link.