Charles County Launches Discount Prescription Card Program - Southern Maryland Headline News

Charles County Launches Discount Prescription Card Program


LA PLATA, Md. (March 18, 2010)—On March 1, Charles County launched a discount prescription card program to help consumers cope with the high price of prescriptions. 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 county residents, regardless of age, income, or existing health coverage, and are accepted at 30 county pharmacies. A national network of more than 60,000 participating retail pharmacies also will honor the NACo prescription discount card.

“Charles County is proud to be one of the counties nationwide participating with NACo” said Charles County Commissioner Reuben B. Collins. “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 medications that are not covered by their health plan. Best of all, there is no cost to county taxpayers for NACo and Charles County to make these money saving cards available to our residents.”

Residents can visit caremark.com/naco/ to print an ID card and use it immediately at any participating pharmacy. Cards will also be available at the Government Building, the Charles County Courthouse, the Sheriff’s Office and the Department of Social Services. County residents can call toll free 1-877-321-2652 or visit caremark.com/naco/ for assistance with the program.

“Using the NACo prescription discount card is easy,” said Charles County Commissioner Samuel N. Graves. “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. Citizens should note, the cards can also be used for their pet’s medications.”

The program is administered by CVS Caremark.

Source: Charles County Government

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