The following is a press release from Chester County.
The National Association of Counties (NACo) recently named Chester County as a winner of the 2012 NACo Prescription Discount Card Outstanding Performance Award.
“Chester County implemented the Prescription Discount Card Program in December 2008, and since that time our residents have saved more than $415,000,” said Chester County Commissioners’ Chair Terence Farrell. “We are pleased to see so many residents take advantage of this free program, achieving significant savings on their prescription medications simply by presenting the Chester County/NACo discount card. There is no enrollment form, no membership fee and no limit on the number of times the card can be used. It even works with pet medications received from pharmacies.”
The NACo Award was presented to Chester County based on the greatest increase (30 percent) in the number of prescriptions saved by Chester County residents.
Chester County is one of more than 1,400 counties across the nation currently offering the NACo Prescription Discount Card Program to residents. This free program offers an average of 22 percent off the retail price of commonly prescribed drugs. The discount card program is administered by CVS Caremark and is accepted at more than 100 pharmacies throughout Chester County and more than 59,000 participating retail pharmacies nationwide.
For information on the Prescription Discount Card program, and to obtain a prescription discount card, visit the Chester County Health Department website – www.chesco.org/health, or call the Health Department at 610-344-6224.