The Cobb County Board of Commissioners is participating in a new prescription drug discount program known as the Coast2Coast Rx card. The card will allow all county residents, regardless of income, age or health status, to participate in the program and save on the cost of their medications.
The program has saved cardholders throughout the nation an average of 60 percent in 2012 on the cost of prescription drugs. Even pets and other people living outside the county are able to take part in the program.
The Rx card will be distributed free of charge and may be used at all pharmacy chains and most independent pharmacies in Cobb County and includes more than 60,000 drugs in its formulary.
There are no eligibility requirements, so the Rx card is expected to have a sizeable impact on uninsured residents or residents facing high insurance deductibles. If a particular drug isn’t covered under a person’s health plan, they can use the card to save on those prescriptions.
Providing savings for residents through the program will come at no expense to the county. In fact, Coast2Coast will pay the county a royalty of $1.25 per prescription and the royalty does not increase cardholder cost.
Besides the discount on prescriptions, the card also provides discounts on dental, vision, veterinary and hearing services; plus there are discounts on lab and imaging tests and diabetes supplies and equipment for all family members.
The Coast2Coast Rx card will be available for residents at most participating pharmacies, governmental offices, libraries and county health facilities. Residents will also be able to print the card and view the nearest participating locations at www.coast2coastrx.com.