Provided in partnership with the National Association of Counties (NACo) Over 59,000 participating pharmacies across the country
The Discount Prescription Card Program Is Not Insurance
The Montrose County Health and Human Services is participating in the NACo discount prescription card program to help consumers cope with the high price of prescription drugs. Free prescription drug discount cards are available under a program sponsored by the National Association of Counties (NACo) offering a substantial savings 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 all of the county's pharmacies. The Discount Prescription Card Program is not insurance.
Savings average 20 percent; some discounts may be more, and some less, depending on the drug and quantity purchased. Cardholders are eligible for higher discounts on a three-month supply of some medications through mail service. Cardholders also can save on pet prescriptions at participating retail pharmacies.
The program has a safety feature that alerts pharmacists when one drug may conflict with another medication the cardholder is taking, if the prescriptions were obtained with the NACo discount card.
The NACo discount card program remains a useful option now that Medicare Part D has been implemented. For example, the card can be used when a Medicare Part D plan doesn't cover a drug.