Friday, December 09, 2011
(Liberty, NY - 1:30 PM) – Sullivan County Manager David Fanslau has announced that the Sullivan County Legislature wants to remind all Sullivan County residents that they have the opportunity to save money on their prescription drug needs. “In February of this year, the Legislature approved the introduction of the Sullivan County Prescription Discount Card Program that is provided free to all residents in Sullivan County through a partnership with ProAct Inc,” said Fanslau.
The Sullivan County Discount Card program provides residents valuable savings on their prescription medications, typically ranging from 10% to 50% depending on the medication and brand. Although the discount card benefits the uninsured and underinsured the most, all residents in the county are eligible to use this program. There are no prerequisites or medical forms to fill out, simply present the card at your local pharmacy and start saving immediately. The discount card program also offers discounts on hearing, vision, and LASIK services. The cards can be used at any pharmacy in the area and at over 56,000 pharmacies nationwide.
To ensure that all residents have the ability to access the discount card program, Sullivan County and ProAct have supplied local pharmacies with a supply of discount cards to be given out to residents who currently do not have a card of their own. Cards are also available at the Sullivan County Public Health Services Office on 50 Community Lane in Liberty, NY 12754, Sullivan County Community Services at 20 Community Lane, Liberty, NY 12754 along with the Office of the Aging and the County Legislative Office at the Sullivan County Government Center, both at 100 North Street Monticello, NY 12701. For residents who have access to the Internet, they can log onto www.NYRxDiscountCard.com to print out their own card. For questions, please call the Sullivan County Public Health Department at (845) 292-5910, or the Sullivan County Community Services Department at (845) 292-8770.
“Sullivan County is one of 47 counties across New York State that utilizes the Prescription Discount Card Program. To date, residents across the state have saved more than $67 million dollars and have filled more than 2.3 million prescriptions. Since the implementation of the program in Sullivan County in February of 2011, residents have already saved more than $150,000 by filling more than 3,200 prescriptions. Residents are currently saving an average of 53%, or $45.79, on each of the prescriptions that they fill,” concluded Fanslau.