County residents take advantage of prescription discount cards
Jefferson County officials are encouraging the public to take advantage of a free prescription discount card available to county residents regardless of age, income, or existing health coverage.
The hassle-free card, available since March 2006 through the county’s membership in the National Association of Counties, has resulted in more than $10,000 in savings for residents on their prescription drug costs.
“Jefferson County launched the program to help our residents cope with the high price of prescriptions,” said Commission Chairman Richard Malm. “With so many families struggling, we want to make sure everyone knows that these valuable discount cards are available at no cost to the consumer or taxpayer.”
Nationally, more than $470 million has been saved on more than 37 million prescription purchases since the program began seven years ago. The average savings per transaction is 24 percent.
Jefferson County officials are hoping more residents obtain a card and begin saving money today.
“Using the prescription discount card is easy,” Malm said. “Simply present it at a participating pharmacy. There is no enrollment form, no membership fee and no restrictions or limits on frequency of use. Cardholders and their family members may use the card any time their prescriptions are not covered by insurance.”
The program is administered on behalf of the county and NACo by CVS Caremark. Cards are available by contacting the Jefferson County Health Department at 785-863-2447 or calling toll free 1-877-321-2652. Residents can also print their own card at: www.rxprintacard.biz/naco/.
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