Posted: Thursday, September 12th 2013 at 1:48pm
Union Co. launches free discount drug savings program
BLAIRSVILLE - Union County has joined the Coast2Coast Rx Card program.
The new Coast2Coast Rx card will allow all County residents, regardless of income, age, or health status to participate in the program and save on the cost of their prescription medications.
County officials say the program has saved cardholders throughout the nation an average of 60% in 2013 on the cost of prescription drugs. Even pets and people living outside the County are able to take part in the program. The Rx card is distributed free of charge and may be used at all pharmacy chains and most independent pharmacies in Union County and includes over 60,000 drugs in its formulary.
“With healthcare costs on the rise, prescription drug discounts will help ease some of the financial burdens individuals and families are facing at a time when they need it the most,” said Union CountyCommissioner Lamar Paris. “There are NO eligibility requirements so the Rx card is expected to have a sizeable impact on uninsured residents or residents facing high insurance deductibles. If a particular drug isn’t covered under a person’s health plan – they can use the card to save on those prescriptions.”
Providing savings for residents through the Rx program will come at no expense to the County. Besides the discount on prescriptions, the card also provides discounts on dental, vision, veterinary and hearing services; plus discounts on lab and imaging tests and diabetes supplies and equipment for all family members.
The Coast2Coast Rx card will be available for residents at most participating pharmacies, governmental offices, libraries and County health facilities. Residents will also be able to print the Rx card and view the nearest participating locations at www.coast2coastrx.com.
Other Georgia Counties in the program include Augusta-Richmond, Barrow, Banks, Ben Hill, Charlton, Chatham, Cherokee, Cobb, Effingham, Greene, Habersham, Heard, Jackson, Jones, Liberty, Lumpkin, Oconee, Peach, and Turner, Walton, White Counties. For more information, contact Peggy Deyton in the Union County Commissioner's office.
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