NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – New Hanover County has partnered with the National Association of Counties (NACo) to make available three new programs to help county residents better manage the cost of prescription medications and health and dental services. As a member of NACo, the county is able to offer the Prescription Discount, Health Discount and Dental Discount programs to residents that will provide savings of up to 75 percent on prescriptions and 15 -50 percent on health and dental services.
The programs can be used by residents who do not have insurance and by those whose insurance does not cover the prescriptions or services they need. There are no annual limits placed on use, no forms to fill out, no waiting periods, no age or income requirements and no medical condition restrictions.
“These programs offer cost-saving options for many families across the county, making it easier to afford the services they need,” said New Hanover County Commission Chairman Jonathan Barfield.
The Prescription, Health and Dental Discount programs, administered by CVS Caremark, include discounts on prescription medications, dental services, vision care, LASIK & PRK vision procedures, hearing aids & screenings, prepaid lab work, prepaid diagnostic imaging and diabetic supplies. A resident can begin saving on prescriptions as soon as he/she receives a discount card. For health services, memberships are available on a monthly or annual subscription basis for both individuals and families* and discounts are available immediately upon enrollment.
The discount card can also be used to save money on pet medications that have to be purchased at a pharmacy. The card is accepted at 65,000 pharmacies nationwide including all the major chains such as Wal-Mart, CVS/pharmacy, Walgreens and Rite Aid. Participating pharmacies also include a majority of community-based, independent pharmacies.
“We are pleased to work with counties across the country to bring cost-saving programs to those who need them,” said NACo President Riki Hokama, Council Member, Maui County, Hawaii. “Our ultimate goal is to help counties and their residents, and efforts like this offer them an important service.”
The free discount cards may be used by all New Hanover County residents, regardless of age, income or existing health coverage. Information is available online at NHCgov.com.
*THESE PROGRAMS ARE NOT INSURANCE
Signing up is as easy as 1-2-3:
For the Health and Dental Discount programs visit http://www.nacohealth.org/
Human Resources Director