Drug Cards Save Citizens More Than $800,000

Bay County’s drug discount cards, sponsored by the Bay County
Commission, have saved residents some $818,606 since the program’s
inception in February 2007, a recent update shows.

“Everyone, especially older residents, realizes the impact of
prescription drug costs,” said Bay County Commission Chairman Jerry
Girvin. “Last year, the board implemented this program to provide
prescription discounts and it has saved our citizens almost a million

Bay County made the prescription drug discount cards available for free
through a program sponsored by the National Association of Counties
(NACo). It offers an average savings of more than 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.

“This is just one of the many examples of work the board is doing to
better Bay County and benefit individual citizens,” Girvin said.
There is no cost to Bay County taxpayers for these cards and no need to
register personal information to use them.

Cards are available at the locations listed below. County residents can
call toll-free 1-877-321-2652 or visit the links listed below.

For more information about the discount cards in Bay County, visit the link listed below or contact the Bay County Public
Information Office at (850) 784-6198.

Places to pickup a discount prescription drug card include:
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

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