Calvert County Launches Prescription Drug Discount Card - Southern Maryland Headline News

Calvert County Launches Prescription Drug Discount Card


Cards Offering Average Savings Of 22 Percent To Be Available July 1; Can Be Used by All Residents

PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. (June 17, 2009) – Calvert County is launching a discount card program July 1 to help consumers cope with the high price of prescription drugs. The county is making free prescription drug discount cards available under a program sponsored by the National Association of Counties (NACo) that offers average savings of 22 percent off the retail price of commonly prescribed drugs.

The cards may be used by all Calvert County residents, regardless of age, income or existing health coverage and are accepted at 17 county pharmacies. A national network of more than 59,000 participating retail pharmacies also will honor the NACo prescription discount card.

Cards will be available at all Calvert County libraries, senior centers, the Health Department and the Calvert County Department of Community Resources Building at 30 Duke Street in Prince Frederick. County residents can call toll-free 1-877-321-2652 or visit www.caremark.com/naco for assistance with the program.

“Calvert County is proud to be one of the counties nationwide participating with NACo,” said Maureen Hoffman, Director of the Calvert County Department of Community Resources. “The NACo prescription discount card offers significant savings for the uninsured and underinsured residents of our county, and even those fortunate to have prescription coverage can use the card to save money on drugs that are not covered by their health plan. Residents do not have to be Medicare beneficiaries to be eligible for this program.”

Additionally, there is no cost to county taxpayers for NACo and Calvert County to make these money saving cards available to residents.

To use the discount card, residents 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 discount card program is administered by CVS Caremark.

Source: Calvert County Government

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