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Prescription Discount Card Fact Sheet


Prescription Discount Card


What It Is:

The 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 percent; 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 also can 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 percent.


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

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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The Leon County's Free Prescription Discount Card is administered by the Office of Human Services and Community Partnerships. For more information, please call  (850) 606-1900.



Leon County Office of Human Services and Community Partnerships 
918 Railroad Avenue,
Tallahassee, Florida 32310
Telephone: 850-606-1900
Fax: 850-606-1901