Free Prescription Drug Discount Card Available to Greene County Residents
Residents in Greene County can now find some extra relief from rising health costs.
A new prescription drug discount card is now available for free to all Greene County residents. KSMU's Jana Greer reports
Greene County officials unveiled a prescription drug discount card this week. The card is free to residents regardless of age, income, or current health insurance and offers an average of 20-percent savings on prescription medicine. Roseann Bentley is an Associate Commissioner for Greene County. She says she hopes the program will help residents with the rising costs of medicine.
The cards are made available through the National Association of Counties and come at no cost to county taxpayers. The card can be used if your insurance does not cover a specific medicine or for those who don't have insurance. It also discounts some pet medications. Bentley says that the program is very simple and the card is easy to use.
More than 70 pharmacies in Greene County will honor the discount card, along with over 57-thousand pharmacies nationwide. You can pick up the cards at any Springfield-Greene County libraries, City Utilities, the Jordan Valley Community Health Center, the Greene County Historic Courthouse or Commission Building, WIC, OACAC or the Missouri State Plaster Student Union. For a complete list of participating pharmacies in Greene County you can visit our website at KSMU.org