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Prescription Drug Discount Card
Spotsylvania Offering Prescription Drug Discount Card
That Can Be Used by All Residents
Discount Cards Will Offer Average Savings Of 20 Percent Off Retail Price
Spotsylvania County has introduced a discount card program to help consumers cope with the high price of prescription drugs. The County signed a contract to make free prescription drug discount cards available under a program sponsored by the National Association of Counties (NACo)
that offers average savings of 20 percent off the retail price of commonly prescribed drugs.
The cards, which became available June 1, 2007, may be used by all County residents, regardless of age, income, or existing health coverage. A large percentage of the County’s pharmacies will accept the NACo card, and a national network of more than 57,000 participating retail pharmacies also will honor it.
County residents who have prescription coverage also can save money by using the card for drugs that their health plan doesn’t cover. But this program is really beneficial for people who are underinsured or uninsured, and they do not have to be in the Medicare program to participate.
There is no cost to County taxpayers for NACo and Spotsylvania to make these money-saving cards available to residents. Presenting the NACo discount card at a participating pharmacy is easy because there is no enrollment form, no membership fee and no restriction on frequency of use. Cardholders and their family members can all use the card, and it may be presented whenever their prescriptions are not covered by insurance.
The discount card program is administered by Caremark Rx, Inc. Local participating pharmacies include: Costco Pharmacy, CVS Pharmacy, Eckerd Drugs, Giant Pharmacy, Rite Aid Pharmacy, Target Pharmacy, Ukrop’s Pharmacy, and WalMart Pharmacy.
Government offices where cards may be available include: Spotsylvania County Administration
; the Spotsylvania Health Department
, the Commissioner of the Revenue Office
, the Treasurer’s Office
, the Human Resources Office
, the Spotsylvania Department of Social Services
Office, the Parks and Recreation Department Office
, the two Spotsylvania branches of the Central Rappahannock Regional Library
and Salem Church
), and both Spotsylvania County Visitors Centers
Additional information is available through Susan Jacobs in the Spotsylvania County Human Resources Department
at 540-507-7291. Details are also available from: NACo at 1-877-321-2652 or https://naco.advancerx.com