Public health offers prescription discount cards

By Marissa Harshman, Columbian health reporter

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Clark County Public Health is reminding residents they can save money on prescription drugs.

The health department operates a prescription drug discount program that provides residents with discount cards accepted at most pharmacies. All county residents can use the cards, regardless of age, income or existing health coverage.

Residents can use the cards for their family members when a prescription is not covered by insurance. There are no restrictions or limits on how many times the card can be used.

The average discount is 26 percent for an average savings of nearly $11 per prescription.

The cards are available for free at locations through the county, including city halls, libraries and participating pharmacies. Other locations include the Center for Community Health, 1601 E. Fourth Plain Blvd., Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St., and Auto License Department, 1408 Franklin St.

The local program is sponsored by the National Association of Counties.

To check the cost of medicines online, visit http://naco.advancerx.com or call 877-321-2652.

For more information on free and low-cost health care resources, visit http://www.clark.wa.gov/public-health/insurance/index.html.