Free Prescription Discount Card
Americans are paying more for prescription medication than ever before. Without prescription coverage, staying healthy can come at a high price. With the El Paso County Prescription Discount Card provided to you in a joint effort with the National Association of Counties (NACo), you can save money on many of your prescription purchases!
Any county resident without prescription coverage can use this program. Even if you have insurance for prescription medication, you may still benefit from the discount card, since it may save you money on prescription medications your existing plan does not cover.

Everyone is eligible!

  • No income requirements
  • No age requirements
  • Unlimited use for the whole family

The El Paso County Prescription Discount Card is:

  • Valuable. Save an average of 24% off the pharmacy’s regular price on all commonly prescribed prescriptions and an average savings of 50% on 90-day supplies of select generics through mail service. Savings are also available on high-tech and injectable medication through the specialty pharmacy.
  • Easy. There are no claim forms to fill out and no annual fee.
  • Convenient. More than 68,000 participating pharmacies nationwide, almost 100 are right here in the county!

For more information, call Toll Free 1-877-321-2652 or 719-520-MEDS (6337). Pick up your card or print it online, and start saving today!

The program includes discounts on prescription medications, vision care, LASIK & PRK vision procedures, hearing aids & screenings, prepaid lab work, prepaid diagnostic imaging and diabetic supplies. A resident can begin saving on prescriptions as soon as he/she receives a discount card.  For health services, memberships are available on a monthly or annual subscription basis for both individuals and families* and discounts are available immediately upon enrollment.

  • The annual Health Care fee for individuals is $69 and $79 for unlimited family members
    who reside at the same address
  • Vision Care: Frames, Lenses, Contacts
  • Hearing: Screening, Hearing Aids
  • Diabetic Supplies: Prescriptions, Supplies
  • Prepaid Lab: 20-70 percent off
  • Prepaid Diagnostics: 40-45 percent off MRI, CT scans
  • Fee is $69 per year for individuals, $79 per year for families
  • 15-75 % savings on health services

To join the program, visit www.NACoHealth.org
Or by phone 1-877-573-2395

Through a partnership with CVS Caremark, the National Association of Counties is pleased to introduce the NACo Dental Discount Program!

The NACo Dental Discount Program, a NACo member benefit program, was designed to help uninsured and underinsured county residents save money on their dental service expenses.

  • The annual Dental Care fee for individuals is $69 and $79 for unlimited family members
    who reside at the same address
  • Save 5% to 50% on dental procedures including routine oral exams, cleaning, dentures, crowns and more.
  • Discounts are available at the time of service
  • Everyone is accepted
  • Unlimited program usage, with no administrative forms to file
  • Program can include all family members

Residents of NACo-member counties can save on dental cleanings, x-rays, braces, dentures, crowns, root canals and more. The NACo Dental Discount Program is designed to complement health insurance plans or work in conjunction with health savings accounts, flexible spending accounts and health reimbursement arrangements. It is also a cost-effective way for younger retirees to meet their dental needs.

To join the NACo Dental Discount Program, visit www.nacohealth.org
or call 877-354-NACo (6226). Don’t forget to mention promo code “NACo”.

General Questions

How much does the plan cost?

Your prescription discount card is provided to you free of charge by the county.

Does everyone in my family need an individual card?

No. Everyone in the family may use the same card if desired.

Can I use this card to get discounts on my pet’s medications?

Yes, if your pet has been prescribed a medication, you may receive a discount on the medication by taking the prescription to a participating retail pharmacy.

I just received my card. Can I use it right away?

Yes, just use your card to start saving immediately. Present your prescription discount card at a participating retail pharmacy when you fill or refill your prescriptions.

I’ve lost my card. How can I get a replacement?

Please call toll free 1-877-321-2652.

Can I use my card to get discounts on over-the-counter products and non-prescription medications?

Not usually. However, discounts are available for many diabetic supplies.

How is this prescription discount program different from traditional prescription insurance?

This plan is not insurance; it is a prescription discount program. The card provides immediate discounts at the pharmacy. Upon presenting your card to the pharmacist, you will pay the lower of a discounted price or the pharmacy’s regular retail price. There are no claim forms to fill out and no limit to the number of times you can use the card. These discounts are available only at participating retail pharmacies.

Can I use my prescription discount card with my current insurance benefit to reduce my costs?

Your card cannot be used in conjunction with other insurance. However, you are able to use your card to purchase prescriptions that are not covered by these plans.

Can I still use my prescription discount card if I sign up for a Medicare prescription plan?

Yes, you can use your prescription discount card anytime you need to purchase a prescription that is not covered by your Medicare prescription plan or any other insurance.

Should I use my prescription discount card during my deductible and coverage gap periods of coverage for covered medications?

No. Only use your prescription discount card to purchase non-covered medications.

Can I use my prescription discount card in addition to my Medicare prescription plan and get additional discounts?

No. You need to present either your Medicare prescription plan card or your prescription discount card. Only use your prescription discount card when purchasing medications not covered by your Medicare prescription plan.

I’m not going to sign-up for a Medicare prescription plan; can I still use my prescription discount card?

Yes, you can continue to use your prescription discount card just as you do today.

 

Pharmacy and Pricing Questions

Which pharmacies accept the card?

The prescription discount card is accepted at 59,000 retail pharmacies nationwide, including many of the leading chains. Ask your local pharmacy if they participate or call toll free 1-877-321-2652 to find out if a specific pharmacy participates in the program.

How much will I save?

While savings on each prescription may vary, you can save an average of 20 percent off of the pharmacy’s regular retail prices for prescription drugs. In addition, you may save even more by choosing from our list of select medications. This list is comprised of products offering additional savings.

Will I always receive the lowest price?

Yes. You will receive the best price available to you through this program at the pharmacy. On occasion, pharmacies will price a particular medication lower than the discount rate provided by the card. If that occurs, you will receive the lower price.

Can I find out the discounted price of my prescriptions before going to the pharmacy?

Because prices can vary by location, only the actual pharmacy can tell you the exact price of the prescription. However, you can look up an estimated price for medications at www.caremark.com/naco, or call toll free 1-877-321-2652.

Why did the price of my prescription change since the last time I purchased the prescription?

Drug prices are different from pharmacy to pharmacy. Even chains have different prices in their stores depending on the population they are servicing. Additionally, manufacturers’ drug prices change periodically.

The brochure says I can save an average of 20 percent on my prescription medication. Will I save 20 percent on all my medications?

Because a pharmacy’s retail price or usual and customary charge can differ greatly by pharmacy, your exact percentage of savings may vary depending on the prescription drug and the price you have paid before.

Do I have to choose between my prescription discount card and the Wal-Mart $4 generic option?

No, always present your prescription discount card at a participating pharmacy, including

Wal-Mart, so you will receive the lowest price available from the pharmacy for that prescription medicine on that day. You will receive the $4 price at Wal-Mart, when applicable, and the prescription discount card discounted price when it is lower.

Should I still present my prescription discount card at Wal-Mart when buying a $4 generic?

Yes, always present your prescription discount card when buying prescriptions not covered by a prescription drug benefit plan. For generic medicine on the Wal-Mart list, you will pay either $4 or the prescription discount card price, whichever is lower.

Can I get an additional discount off the Wal-Mart Generic Drug Program – $4 for select generics – if I show my prescription discount card?

No, when presenting your prescription discount card, you will receive either the pharmacy’s regular price for the prescription medicine or the prescription discount card discounted price, whichever is lower. If Wal-Mart’s $4 price for select generics is lower than the prescription discount card price, you will pay $4. With the prescription discount card, you will receive the best price available for your prescription medicine on that day from that pharmacy.

 

About Specialty Pharmacy

What is specialty pharmacy and what kinds of services do they offer?

Specialty pharmacy offers delivery of injectable and select oral specialty medication and supplies to the location of your choice. Services include delivery notification and refill reminder calls to help you stay on your treatment plan. You’ll also receive expert care services including counseling, follow up care calls, informative disease-related materials, and access to health experts 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

What drugs are offered through specialty pharmacy?

Medications for a variety of chronic conditions including multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, cystic fibrosis, hemophilia, infertility, immunologic disorders, Crohn’s disease, Gaucher disease, pulmonary hypertension, Fabry disease, MPS 1, blood dyscrasia, growth hormone deficiency, respiratory syncytial virus, hepatitis C and more are available through specialty pharmacy.

 

About the Caremark Mail Service Program

What is Mail Service?

With the Caremark Mail Service program, you can purchase up to a 90-day supply of select medications from the mail service pharmacy for a fixed price. It’s easy to get started with mail service—just send in the mail service order form along with your original prescription, to Caremark. For a list of medications available through and to receive an order form please call toll free 1-877-321-2652 or visit www.caremark.com/naco.