The City of Savannah introduced a program that will provide residents with a new tool that offers some relief from the high cost of prescription drugs.
The City is making free prescription drug discount cards available to residents through a partnership with the National League of Cities (NLC).
The discount cards offer average savings of 20 percent off the retail price of commonly prescribed drugs.
The discount cards may be used by all residents of Savannah and have no restrictions based on the resident’s age, income level, or existing health coverage.
The card can be used when purchasing prescription drugs at more than 50 pharmacies around Savannah, as well as at more than 60,000 participating retail pharmacies across the country.
Residents only have to show their discount card when purchasing medication at one of the participating pharmacies. There is no enrollment form required to get a card, no membership fee of any kind, and city residents and their family members can use the card any time their prescriptions are not covered by insurance.
In the current economic climate when many people are watching what they spend, the prescription discount card will offer significant savings on the purchase of prescription medications.
Regardless of whether an individual has prescription coverage, the program can make it easier for residents to afford the drugs they need to deal with a short-term illness, or stay healthy by managing a chronic condition.
For more information contact the Public Information Office at 651- 6410.