DISCOUNT PRESCRIPTION CARDS NOW AVAILABLE AT PHARMACIES, CLINICS

DISCOUNT PRESCRIPTION CARDS NOW AVAILABLE AT PHARMACIES, CLINICS

Doña Ana County today launched a discount-card program 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 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 most of the county’s pharmacies. A national network of more than 59,000 participating retail pharmacies also will honor the NACo prescription discount card.

“Doña Ana County is proud to the first county in New Mexico and one of many counties nationwide participating with NACo.” said County Spokesman Jess Williams. “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 plans. Residents do not have to be Medicare beneficiaries to be eligible for this program. Best of all, there is no cost to taxpayers for NACo or Doña Ana County to make these money-saving cards available to our residents.”

Cards are now available at most pharmacies and clinics in throughout Doña Ana County. County residents can call toll free 1-877-321-2652 or visit www.caremark.com/naco for assistance with the program.

“Using the NACo prescription discount card is easy,” Williams said. “Simply present it at a participating pharmacy. There is no enrollment form, no membership fee and no restriction 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 program is administered by Caremark Rx, Inc.

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Reporters seeking more information or interviews may call county Public Information Director Jess Williams at (575) 525-5801.