Wednesday, June 29, 2011


Greetings, since first learning about this free service (free for Counties and free for Citizens) at the Winter Colorado Counties conference in Nov. 2009, and then learning more while attending National Association of Counties Legislative Conference in 2010 -- I have wanted Ouray County to offer this card to our citizens.  Commissioner Albritton agreed.  There are now 28 Colorado Counties that offer this free service to their Citizens.

This unique discount card will help our uninsured and underinsured Ouray County citizens obtain discount on their prescriptions filled at over 60,000 participating pharmacies nationwide -- including Ridgway Pharmacy.
Even if you have insurance, you can check prices with the card and see if you can get a lower price.  Note:  The NACo Prescription Discount Card Program is NOT insurance.

All you need to do is download a card, print it, and use it!

Many prescriptions are discounted more than the average 24%.  You can also use the card to get discounts on subscriptions for pets that are filled at a participating pharmacy.
One card will cover your entire family, including pets.  You can use the same card when you are travelling out of town at over 60,000 pharmacies nationwide.

 To Get Started Now:

1.  Download & print the card here:
2.  Check drug prices (optional) here:
3.  Search for local pharmacies (& out of town pharmacies while you a traveling) here:
4.  You can read FAQs here:
5.  You can find additional information on drug interactions and other drug information in the drug database here:
6.  Mail Order information and mail order price list can be found here: 
7.  Additional Health Resources (including comprehensive health and medical information on a wide range of topics and services for certain health conditions) can be found here:
More Details:
Ouray County is introducing a prescription discount card program to help consumers cope with the high price of prescriptions.  The County has signed a contract to make free prescription discount cards available to Ouray County citizens under a program sponsored by the National Association of Counties (NACo).  The card will provide an average savings of twenty two percent (22%) off the retail price of commonly prescribed drugs.
The cards, which will be available at your Doctors' Offices, Public Health, Social Services and County Clerk and Recording Offices may be used by all county residents, regardless of age, income, or existing health coverage.  The cards may be used locally and regionally, and may be used at many pharmacies.  A network of more than 60,000 participating retail pharmacies also will honor it.  Ouray County residents may also go on line to print your own card at
The NACo prescription discount card will offer significant savings for the uninsured and underinsured residents of our county, and even those fortunate to have prescription coverage may use the card to save money on drugs that are not covered by their health plan. Residents are also encouraged to ask their local pharmacies for price comparisons.  Residents do not have to be Medicare beneficiaries to be eligible for this program.  Prescriptions for pets that are filled at participating pharmacies are also eligible for discounts through this program.
There will be no cost to county taxpayers for NACo and Ouray County to make these money-savings cards available to residents. 
“Using the NACo prescription discount card is easy,” said Cheryl Roberts, R.N. Director of Ouray County Public Health.  “A cardholder will simply present it at a participating pharmacy.  There is no enrollment form, no membership fee and no restrictions or limits on frequency of use.  Cardholders and their family members may use the card any time their prescriptions are not covered by insurance.” 
For more information or to search for drug coverage and cost or view additional health resource information, go to

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