Sherburne County is offering a free discount card program to help its residents pay for the high cost of prescription drugs. This program is a joint effort with the National Association of Counties (NACo). The free cards give an average 22% discount on commonly prescribed pharmacy drugs.
Who is eligible?
Any Sherburne County resident can use this program, regardless of income, age or existing health coverage. There is no enrollment form, no membership fee and no restrictions or limits on frequency of use. Everyone is eligible.
Where can I pick up my card?
To get a free pharmacy discount card go to your local city hall, library, hospital or health clinic. Cards are also available in locations such as Sherburne County Government Center - public health, social services and main information desk, Elk Ridge Health, Big Lake Clinic, CentraCare Clinic, Fairview Northland Regional Hospital, Fairview Clinic, North Memorial Clinic, NOW Care, RiverWay Clinic, Great River Regional Libraries in Elk River, Big Lake, Becker, Senior Centers, the YMCA in Elk River and CAER in Elk River.
NACo also provides you the ability to print your own card:
How do I use it?
Simply present the card at a participating pharmacy anytime a prescription drug is purchased. There are no questions asked, no papers to sign and no claim forms to fill out- the discount is automatically given when the card is presented. Your entire family is covered with just one card and virtually all commonly prescribed medicine is covered.
Will I always save money?
With this NACo card you will always receive the lowest retail price. Sometimes pharmacies will price a particular medication lower than the discount rate available with the NACo card. If that occurs you will still receive the lower price. Either way, you will always receive the best price available.
Who is covering the cost?
The discount card program is administered by CVS Caremark. There is no cost to the County, County taxpayers, or consumers to participate. Caremark negotiates the discounts directly with participating pharmacies. Neither NACo nor the County receive any revenue from the program.
If you have questions or would like more details call Sherburne County Public Health at 763-765-4000. You can also learn more about this program by visiting NACo's website, which includes interviews and TV news clips from across the country.