One year ago the Bay County Commission unveiled a discount prescription drug card program aimed at reducing the cost of prescription medications for Bay County residents. As of February 2008 the cards have saved citizens more than $375,000.
The first two months of 2008 saw the biggest savings of the program thus far with the two-month total hitting almost $90,000.
Bay County made the free prescription drug discount cards available through a program sponsored by the National Association of Counties
(NACo) that offers average savings of about 20 percent on the retail price of commonly prescribed drugs.
The cards may be used by all county residents regardless of age or income and are accepted at many pharmacies in Bay County. While the cards may not be used in conjunction with insurance, they may be used on medications not covered by insurance. A national network of more than 57,000 participating retail pharmacies also will honor the NACo prescription discount card.
There is no cost to Bay County taxpayers for these cards.
Cards are available at the locations listed below. County residents can call toll-free 1-877-321-2652 or visit http://naco.advancerx.com for assistance with the program.
The discount card program is administered by Caremark Rx, Inc. For more information about NACO, visit www.naco.org.
For more information about the discount cards in Bay County, visit www.co.bay.fl.us/discountcards or contact Bay County Community Outreach at (850) 784-6198.
Places to pickup a discount prescription drug card:
Panama City City Hall
Panama City Beach City Hall
Springfield City Hall
Callaway City Hall
Lynn Haven City Hall
Bay County Chamber of Commerce
Bay County Human Resources Office
Bay County Community Outreach
Bay Medical Pharmacy
Gulf Coast Medical Center
Able Body Labor Mexico Beach Welcome Center Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce Panama City Rescue Mission Dr. Marion Mathews Fountain Community Center Bay County Public Library Bay County Council on Aging Bay County Health Department Gentiva
BAY MED PHARMACY
FLORIDA MEDICAL SUPPLY
ST. ANDREW’S PHARMACY
SAMS CLUB PHARMACY
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