The NACo (National Association of Counties) Prescription Drug Discount Card program was designed for your uninsured and underinsured county residents. Through a partnership with Caremark, this simple discount card can save an average of 22% off the full retail cost of prescription medication. Here are the key factors that make it a great program;
- It is easy to participate. There are no enrollment fees, no forms to fill out, no age or income requirements, and no medical condition restrictions. The entire family is covered with just one card and virtually all commonly prescribed medicine is covered;
- There are no costs. There is no cost to the county, county taxpayers, or consumers to participate. Caremark negotiates the discounts directly with participating pharmacies. Neither NACo nor the participating counties receive any revenue from the program;
- Everyone is eligible. The discount cards are provided free to residents living in participating NACo member counties across the country. A national network of more than 59,000 retail pharmacies honor the card;
- Consumers always receive the lowest retail price. On occasion, pharmacies will price a particular medication lower than the discount rate available with the NACo card. If that occurs, consumers will receive the lower price. Either way, consumers will always receive the best price available.
Link to Caremark and frequently asked questions about the prescription discount card program http://www2.caremark.com/naco/faq.htm
Cards are available at UW-Eau Claire Student Health Service and can be shared among household members, including roommates. Call Student Health Service at 715-836-4311 for more information.