A free card that gives you a discount on prescriptions

Allegheny County launched a free prescription drug card program in June 2010 to help consumers cope with the high price of prescriptions. The County is making the free prescription discount cards available under a program sponsored by the National Association of Counties (NACo), which offers average savings of 22 percent off the retail price of commonly prescribed drugs.

The free discount cards may be used by all county residents, regardless of age, income, or existing health coverage. The cards are accepted at more than 300 pharmacies in Allegheny County. A national network of more than 60,000 retail pharmacies also honors the NACo prescription discount card.

Residents may print a discount card at www.caremark.com/naco. Cards are also available at Allegheny County government offices, Allegheny County Housing Authority communities, family support centers, Head Start child care centers, CareerLink offices, Goodwill stores, public libraries, senior centers, and some pharmacies.

County residents may visit www.alleghenycounty.us/alleghenyrx to download a card, locate a participating pharmacy, and find answers to frequently asked questions. Residents may also call toll free 1-877-321-2652 with questions about the program.