What is Specialty Care?

Specialty pharmacy focuses on medications that are typically high cost and complex, requiring
high-touch therapies. Specialty medications may:

  • Be given by infusion (intravenously), injection, or taken orally;
  • Cost more than traditional medications;
  • Have special storage and handling requirements;
  • Need to be taken on a very rigorous schedule; or
  • Have support programs and services available to help you receive the most benefit from your medication.

The medications dispensed from specialty pharmacies can range from oral to cutting-edge
injectable and biologic products that treat complex diseases such as cancer, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, or rare genetic conditions.

Sterling Specialty pharmacists receive intensive training and are an important part of your care team. Our pharmacists understand the unique challenges that you face, are experienced at working with your physician, and are dedicated advocates on your behalf when it comes to working with your insurance plan.