Prescription Discount Cards Are Now Available

Allegheny RX, the discount cards to help consumers cope with the high price of prescriptions, are now available at locations throughout the County, as well as for download on the Internet.  The County is making the free prescription drug discount cards available under a program sponsored by the National Association of Counties (NACo).  The cards offer average savings of 22 percent off the retail price of commonly prescribed drugs.  The cards may also be used to get discounts on diabetic supplies, and prescriptions for pets.  One card maybe used be for an entire family.

The cards may be used by all County residents, regardless of age, income, or existing health coverage, at more than 300 pharmacies in Allegheny County.  A national network of more than 60,000 participating retail pharmacies will also honor the NACo prescription discount card.  There is no enrollment form, no membership fee and no restriction or limits on frequency of use.

The discount cards are 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 many pharmacies.

County residents may also visit  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.