Bath County Residents Will Soon Be Able To Save Money On Their Prescription Costs

Warm Springs, VA – In the near future, Bath County residents will be able to save money on their prescription costs through a program offered by the National Association of Counties. Bath County is a member of the association and Bath Supervisor Claire Collins recently learned about the discount program at the association’s Legislative Conference.

“The prescription discount card program is a program that the National Association of Counties started, because so many residents in counties throughout the United States, particularly in rural counties, didn’t have adequate access to health care or health insurance,” says Collins. “And prescription is one of the largest expenses that most individuals have throughout their lifetime. So they were able to work with Caremark and they were able to come up with a program to offer discounts on prescriptions for those who are uninsured, underinsured or if you are insured, senior citizens and if you are a pet owner, also for pet prescriptions.”

In about ten weeks, a prescription discount card will be available for every citizen who would like to have one. Cards will be available at the Courthouse, at the Hot Springs Pharmacy, and at other local businesses. Using the card will help Bath residents save an average of 24% off prescription prices.

“It will not have your name on it,” says Collins. “You will have the Bath County logo on it and you will be able to utilize it at any participating pharmacy, which includes the Hot Springs Pharmacy, all of the pharmacies located in Alleghany County, Covington and Clifton Forge area, including Owens Pharmacy, Wal-Mart, Kroger’s and CVS pharmacies. It is not insurance. It has no cost or forms. There’s no age limit or income limit to it, so there’s no conditions or restriction on the card.”

If you’re traveling, you can also go online to see what other pharmacies throughout Virginia accept the card. This prescription discount card program is offered at no cost to residents and at no cost to the county.

“We hope that people will access this program, because it is something we are very proud to be sponsoring on behalf of our National Association of Counties membership,” says Collins.

For more information contact the Bath County Administrator’s Office at 839-7221 or Supervisor Claire Collins at 839-3370.

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