New Prescription Discount Card Available In Cuming County

West Point - Cuming County has launched a new program to help county residents deal with the high cost of prescription medications.

Through a partnership with the National Association of Counties (NACo), the free Prescription Discount Card program provides area residents with a card that is saving consumers across the country an average of 24 percent off the retail price of prescription medications.

County officials says the card has many benefits. It is easy to get one and can be used by those who do not have insurance or by those who have prescriptions not covered by insurance. The card may also be used to save money on some pet medications.

It is accepted at 65,000 pharmacies nationwide including all the major chains like Wal-Mart, CVS/Pharmacy, Walgreens, Giant, Safeway, and Rite Aid. The participating pharmacies also include the majority of community-based, independent pharmacies.

"Recognizing the difficulties many of our residents face when trying to pay for their health care needs, we are happy to be able to provide them with the Prescription Discount Card," said Clarence Tichota, Chairman, Cuming County Board of Supervisors. "It offers cost-saving options for many families across the county, making it easier for them to afford the services and medications they need."

The free discount cards may be used by all Cuming County residents, regardless of age, income or existing health coverage. The discount cards can be printed online at Residents can also locate the nearest participating pharmacy from the same website or call toll-free at 1.877.321.2652 for assistance with the program.

"We're pleased to work with counties across the country to bring this important program to their residents," said NACo President Linda Langston, County Supervisor, Linn County, Iowa. "By working with our member counties, we are better positioned to develop programs that specifically address the needs of our nation's counties."

The program is administered by CVS Caremark.

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