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Prescription Discount Card Fact Sheet

What It Is

Leon County's Free Prescription Discount Card helps county residents save money on their prescription medications any time their prescriptions are not covered by insurance. The free cards are distributed throughout Leon County and may be used at any participating retail pharmacy. The discount card is not insurance.


Savings average 24%; some discounts may be more and some less, depending on the drug and quantity purchased. Cardholders are eligible for higher discounts on a three-month supply of some medications through mail service. Cardholders can also save on pet prescriptions at participating retail pharmacies.

Who It’s For

The card may be used by all county residents, regardless of age, income, or existing health coverage. There is no enrollment form, no membership fee, and no restriction or limits on frequency of use. Cardholders and their family members may use the card any time their prescriptions are not covered by insurance.

What It Costs

Unlike many other card programs, there is no enrollment cost or membership fee. The cardholder pays the negotiated discount price or the pharmacy’s retail price, whichever is lower. The average discount is 24%.

Participating Pharmacies

More than 59,000 pharmacies nationwide accept the card, including most chain pharmacies and many independents. Wal-Mart pharmacies participate in the program. CVS Caremark pharmacy locator.

Additional Benefits

The program has a safety feature that alerts pharmacists when one drug may conflict with another medication the cardholder is taking, if the prescriptions were obtained with the NACo discount card.

The NACo discount card program remains a useful option now that Medicare Part D has been implemented. For example, the card can be used when a Medicare Part D plan doesn’t cover a drug.

Discount Card Details

Rebates: Few manufacturers pay rebates on the discount card program. Caremark shares a portion of the rebate with the consumer at the point of sale via an increased discount. The retail pharmacy is reimbursed for this additional discount.

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