Last week Santa Rosa County 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, the program provides area residents with a discount prescription card that can save residents an average of 24 percent off the retail price of prescription medications. The card is available at no cost to residents.
Additionally, residents can pick up a card at each Santa Rosa County library. The toll free number 1-877-321-2652 is also available for those who need further information.
The prescription discount card can be used by those who do not have insurance or by those who have prescriptions not covered by insurance. The card can also be used to save money on some pet medications.
It is accepted at 65,000 pharmacies nationwide including 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.
The program is administered and operated by CVS Caremark. This is NOT insurance. Discounts are only available at participating pharmacies.