County offers free drug discount card

2010-01-05T00:15:00Z County offers free drug discount cardBy TERRY RINDFLEISCH | trindfleisch@lacrossetribune.com La Crosse Tribune

La Crosse County began giving out prescription cards Monday that provide residents with discounts on medications for themselves and even their pets as part of a nationwide program.

The free cards, sponsored by the National Association of Counties, allow an average savings of 22 percent on the retail price for commonly prescribed drugs.

The cards offer savings for uninsured and underinsured residents as well as insured residents who can save money on drugs not covered by their health plan.

The response to the program has been good so far, said Linda Lee, nutrition manager for the La Crosse County Health Depart-ment. “I have had more calls than I expected about the pet medications,” Lee said.

More than 20 pharmacies in the county — including at Walgreens, Walmart, Shopko, Target, Kmart and Franciscan Skemp — will accept the card as part of a national network of more than 59,000 participating retail pharmacies.

A list of participating pharmacies and where to get the cards are on the county’s Web site at www.co.la-crosse.wi.us.

The cards will be available at the health department and other sites that serve low-income people.

For more information or to get a card, call (608) 785-9865.

Copyright 2015 La Crosse Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

No Comments Posted.

Add Comment
You must Login to comment.

Click here to get an account it's free and quick

Activate subscription button gif

Search local business directory

Hint: Enter a keyword that you are looking for like tires, pizza or doctors or browse the full business directory.


Follow The La Crosse Tribune





loading...


Today's Question

Loading…

How worried are you about man-made climate change?

View Results

Featured Businesses

AD BOARD

VIEW ADS  >

SEARCH ALL ADS
Sign Up for Our Email Lists

Breaking News, News Update and Sports Update Headlines. Delivered at 11a.m. daily.

Sign up for Events, Contests and Promotions

Business report, local Business news. Delivered once per month.

New employment opportunities in the region.

Local homes for sale.

Cars, Trucks, Vans, SUVs, Motorcycles, ATVs, Boats, RV's & more

JOB BOARD

VIEW ADS  >

JOBS SENT TO YOUR EMAIL
SEARCH ALL ADS

Homes