By: Staff Reports | Gwinnett Citizen
By: Staff Reports | Gwinnett Citizen

Gwinnett launches discount prescription savings program

Lawrenceville, Ga. – The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday approved an agreement with Coast2Coast Rx to offer prescription drug discount cards to residents. The new card will allow all County residents, regardless of income, age or health status, to participate in the program and save on the cost of their medications. 

According to Coast2Coast Rx, the program saved cardholders throughout the nation an average of 60 percent on the cost of prescription drugs in 2013. The card is distributed free of charge and may be used at participating pharmacy chains and independent pharmacies in Gwinnett County and includes more than 60,000 prescription drugs in its formulary.

“With healthcare costs on the rise, prescription drug discounts will help ease some of the financial burdens individuals and families are facing at a time when they need it the most,” said Gwinnett Commission Chairman Charlotte Nash. Approximately 40 other Georgia counties participate in the Coast2Coast Rx program, which is endorsed by ACCG, Georgia’s County Association.

There are no eligibility requirements to obtain the prescription drug discount card, which officials expect will benefit both uninsured and underinsured residents. If a particular drug isn’t covered under a person’s health plan, they can use the card to save on those prescriptions.

Providing savings for residents through the prescription drug discount program will come at no expense to the County. The card also provides discounts on dental, vision, veterinary and hearing services, plus discounts on lab and imaging tests and diabetic supplies and equipment for all family members.

Coast2Coast Rx Chief Marketing Officer Martin Dettelbach said, “We are pleased to work with Gwinnett County to help individuals combat the rising cost of healthcare for their families and their pets. We also appreciate all that the County and local pharmacies are doing to help those in need.”  

The Coast2Coast Rx card will be available for residents at local governmental offices, senior centers, libraries, and most participating pharmacies by mid-November. Residents will also be able to print the Rx card from the County’s website and view the nearest participating locations at http://www.coast2coastrx.com.  Click here to get and print your FREE card: http://www.coast2coastrx.com/counties/ga/gwinnett/