Thursday, January 04, 2007

Prescription Drug Discount Card

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Welcome to the Maricopa County Discount Card ProgramProvided in partnership with the National Association of Counties (NACo)

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has launched a discount card program to help consumers cope with the high price of prescription drugs. Maricopa County is making free prescription drug discount cards 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 well over 80% of the countys pharmacies.

Maricopa County is proud to be one of the counties nationwide participating with NACo, says Supervisor Don Stapley, Chairman of the Board and Second Vice President of NACo. 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 plan. Residents do not have to be Medicare beneficiaries to be eligible for this program.

Cards are available at 35 sites county-wide, such as Maricopa County Public Libraries, and the Maricopa County Public Health Department Clinic and WIC locations. Discount Cards are also available at Maricopa County's three Animal Care & Control Pet Adoption Centers. (The card can be also be used for certain pet prescriptions available at pharmacies.) Cards are also available at Fulton Homes locations in the Valley, and at the Dolce Vita Retirement Community in the Apache Junction area. If you can't make it to one of our locations, e-mail us a request and we'll mail you a card.

County residents can call toll free 1-877-321-2652 or visit for assistance with the program. Using the NACo prescription discount card is easy. Simply present it at a participating pharmacy. 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.

The discount card program is administered nationally by Scottsdale, Arizona-based Caremark Rx, Inc.

The National Association of Counties (NACo) is a full-service organization that provides legislative, research, technical and public affairs assistance to county governments. Created in 1935, NACo continues to ensure that the nations 3,066 counties are heard and understood in the White House and Congress.