Prince George County Prescription Drug Discount Card
Prince George County offers a prescription discount card program in association with the National Association of Counties (NACo) that offers average savings of 20 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 13 pharmacies in the area.
The cards are available from the County Administrator's Office, 6602 Courts Drive in Prince George. The local County contact is Aimee Gleason who can be reached at 804-722-8600. County residents can also call toll free 1-877-321-2652 or visit http://www2.caremark.com/naco/ to print out a card.
The discount card program is administered by Caremark Rx, Inc.
What It Is
The NACo Prescription Discount Card program helps residents save money on their prescription medications any time their prescriptions are not covered by their insurance. The free cards may be used at any participating retail pharmacy. The discount card is not insurance.
Average savings are 24%; some discounts may be more, and some less, depending on the drug and quantity purchased. Cardholders may save on pet prescriptions also used to treat human conditions at participating pharmacies.
Who It's For
The cards may be used by all county residents regardless of age, income, or existing health coverage. 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.
What It Costs
Unlike many other card programs, there is no enrollment cost or membership fee. The cardholder pays the negotiated discount price or the pharmacy's retail price, whichever is lower. The average discount is 24%.
The cards are accepted at 13 pharmacies in the area. Visit www.caremark.com/naco and search using the 'Locate a Pharmacy' function or call toll-free 1-877-321-2652 to find out if a specific pharmacy participates in the program. More than 60,000 pharmacies nationwide accept the card, including most chain pharmacies and many independent pharmacies.
The program has a safety feature that alerts pharmacists when one medication may have an interaction with another medication the cardholder is taking, provided the prescriptions were obtained with the NACo Prescription Discount Card.
The NACo Prescription Discount Card is a useful option with Medicare Part D. For example, the card can be used when a Medicare Part D plan doesn't cover a medication.
For more information on the Prescription Drug Discount Card program, or to find a local pharmacy or look up drug prices, visit www.caremark.com/naco.