Monday, July 30, 2012
Residents of St. John the Baptist Parish will have the opportunity to buy prescriptions at a lower price by obtaining a NACo Prescription Discount Card, a free program that offers discounts at participating pharmacies on prescriptions that are not covered by insurance. The discount card allows participants to save an average of 24 percent off the pharmacy’s regular retail price and participants will always receive the lowest price available. The program is sponsored throughout the United States by the National Association of Counties (NACo) through a partnership with CVS Caremark.
"In these difficult economic times, this is an opportunity for our residents to save money on prescription drugs", said Parish President Natalie Robottom. The card may be used by all residents regardless of age, income or existing health coverage. Only one card per family is needed and there are no restrictions or limits on how many times it can be used. In addition, participants can use the discount cards for pet prescriptions. “I am so pleased the council and administration worked together to offer this free program to our residents who will benefit from any savings this program offers,” said Councilwoman District 7, Cheryl Millet. “It is has been shown that this program does work for those who either do not have insurance or their prescriptions are not covered,” she added.
For safety reasons and if the prescriptions were obtained with the NACo card, the program will alert pharmacists when one medication may have an interaction with another medication the cardholder is taking.
St. John the Baptist Parish participating pharmacies are listed below:
|The Medicine Shoppe||Walgreens||Walmart||Winn-Dixie|
|1500 W. Airline Hwy, LaPlace||139 Central Ave., Reserve||932 Carrollwood Dr., LaPlace||1815 W. Airline Hwy, LaPlace||1616 W. Airline Hwy, LaPlace||1830 W. Airline Hwy, LaPlace|
Cards will be mailed with utility bills beginning Wednesday, August 1st, and they will be available at the pharmacies above. For additional questions about the program or if you would like to print a card or receive a card electronically, please visit www.caremark.com/naco, call toll-free at 1-877-321-2656, or call the St. John Health and Human Services Department at 985-536-4955.