MAYVILLE - In just under three years, Chautauqua County residents have collectively saved more than $2.5 million while using the ProAct Prescription Discount Card Program.
The discount card program was exclusively endorsed by Chautauqua County Executive Greg Edwards in December 2009. Since the program was implemented, residents have filled more than 84,000 prescriptions saving an average of 47 percent per prescription.
Chautauqua County and ProAct worked together in an effort to help the uninsured and underinsured residents obtain financial relief at the pharmacy when filling their prescriptions. The program has been made available to residents at absolutely no cost to the county or to taxpayers and has no fees associated with filling a prescription with the card.
The Discount Card Program covers every medication, including some pet medications. When residents utilize the discount card, they can expect to see savings ranging from 10-20 percent on brand name prescriptions and 20-70 percent on generic prescriptions. Savings for the program have also been extended to include vision, hearing, LASIK services, as well as a low cost dental coverage plan.
Cards are accepted at most pharmacies within Chautauqua County and at more than 60,000 pharmacies nationwide, ensuring easy access to these valuable savings. There are also no prerequisites to utilize the discount card so residents can simply present the discount card at their local pharmacy and start saving immediately.
Local pharmacies and various county offices, including the County Executive's Office, County Clerk's Office, Health Department, and Department of Social Services have prescription discount cards available for residents. Residents can also go online and print out their own discount card by visiting www.NYRxDiscountCard.com.
For more information please contact ProAct at 1-877-776-2285 or visit www.NYRxDiscountCard.com .