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Rapid City, SD 57701
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Free NACo Prescription Discount Card Program
Americans are paying more for prescription drugs than ever before. Without prescription coverage,
staying healthy can come at a high price. With the Pennington County Prescription Discount Card
Program provided to you in a joint effort with the National Association of Counties (NACo), you can
save money on many of your prescription purchases!
Any county resident without prescription coverage can use this program. Even if you have insurance for prescription drugs, you may still benefit from the discount card, since it may save you money on prescription drugs your existing plan may not cover.
Everyone is eligible! There are no income requirements, no age requirements, unlimited use for the whole family and pets are covered for medications that also treat human conditions.
The Pennington County Prescription Discount Card is:
Boyd’s Drug Mart (East)
Boyd’s Drug Mart (West)
Boyd’s Drug RX Express
Family Thrift Venter
Family Thrift Center Express Pharmacy
Medicine Shoppe Adv Care Pharmacy
Rapid City Regional Hospital Pharmacy
Rapidcare Rapid City
The Medicine Shoppe
Wall Drugstore, Inc.
City/School Administration Center
Health & Human Services Office
Pennington County Courthouse
Rapid City Public Library
SDSU/Pennington County Extension Office
Economic Development Office
Economic Development Office
Economic Development Office
How much does the plan cost?
Your prescription discount card is provided to you free of charge by the County.
Does everyone in my family need an indvidiual card?
No. Everyone in the family may use the same card if desired
I just received my card. Can I use it right away?
Yes, just use your card to start saving immediately. Present your prescription discount card at a participating retail pharmacy when you fill or refill your prescriptions.
I’ve lost my card. How can I get a replacement?
Please visit Caremark to print a live ID card or call toll free 1-877-321-2652.
Can I use my card to get discounts on over-the-counter products and non-prescription medications?
Not usually. However, discounts are available for many diabetic supplies.
How is this prescription discount program different from traditional prescription insurance?
This is not insurance; it is a prescription discount program. The card provides immediate discounts at the pharmacy. Upon presenting your card to the pharmacist, you will pay the lower of a discounted price or the pharmacy’s regular retail price. There are no claim forms to fill out and no limit to the number of times you can use the card. These discounts are available only at participating retail pharmacies.
Can I use my prescription discount card with my current insurance benefit to reduce my costs?
Your card cannot be used in conjunction with insurance. However, you are able to use your card to purchase prescriptions that are not covered by these plans.
Can I still use my prescription discount card if I sign up for a Medicare prescription plan?
Yes, you can use your prescription discount card anytime you need to purchase a prescription that is not covered by your Medicare prescription plan or any other insurance.
Which pharmacies accept the card?
The prescription discount card is accepted at 60,000 retail pharmacies nationwide, including many of the leading chains. Ask your local pharmacy if they participate, visit Caremark and search using the Locate a Pharmacy function or call toll free 1-877-321-2652 to find out if a specific pharmacy participates in the program.
How much will I save?
While savings on each prescription may vary, you may save an average of 24% off of the pharmacy’s regular retail prices for prescription drugs. This list is comprised of products offering additional savings.
Will I always receive the lowest prices?
Yes. You will receive the best price available to you through this program at the pharmacy. On occasion, pharmacies will price a particular medication lower than the discount rate provided by the card. If that occurs, you will receive the lower price.
Can I find out the discounted price of my prescriptions before going to the pharmacy?
Because prices can vary by location, only the actual pharmacy can tell you the exact price of the prescription. However, you can look up an estimated price for medications at www.caremark.com/naco, or call toll free 1-877-321-2652.
Why did the price of my prescription change since the last time I purchased the prescription?
Drug prices are different from pharmacy to pharmacy. Even chains have different prices in their stores depending on the population they are servicing. Additionally, manufacturers’ drug prices change periodically.
The brochure says I can save an average of 24% on my prescription medication. Will I save 24% on all my medications?
Because a pharmacy’s retail price or usual and customary charge can differ greatly by pharmacy, your exact percentage of savings my vary depending on the prescription drug.
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