Discount prescription drug card available for Weld County residents

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By The Staff

WELD COUNTY — The Board of County Commissioners issued a reminder late last month to remind the public about  the free discount prescription drug card available to Weld County residents.

The card, which is available at the Weld County Administration Building — 1150 O St. in Greeley, which is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday — or online at www.caremark.com/naco, provides an opportunity for residents to save money on prescription medication.

“Since the board made this card available in 2011, Weld residents have saved more than $35,800 on their prescription medications,” said Commissioner Chairman William Garcia.

The discount prescription drug card program is made available by the Weld County Board of Commissioners through the National Association of Counties (NACo). The card is free, available to all Weld County residents, and offers up to a 24-percent discount of prescription drugs not covered by health insurance or Medicare or if you need a prescription drug but do not have medical insurance.

According to NACo, the number of county residents using the cards and saving money is just under 1,800.

One resident emailed her experience to the board, stating, “One of the inhalers I use retails at over than $300. With the card it will cost $96.”

“The cards can be used at pharmacies throughout the county,” said Garcia. “We are happy to make this available to residents — we know when it comes to saving money, every little bit helps.”

A complete list of participating pharmacies is located at www.caremark.com/naco.