San Marcos officials will announce a new program Thursday enabling all city residents to reduce the cost of all prescription drugs by 20 percent.
The city is making the free discount cards available at city offices and other locations through a program sponsored by the National League of Cities (NLC). The discount cards offer city residents average savings of 20 percent off the retail price of commonly prescribed drugs.
“The City of San Marcos is pleased to work with the National League of Cities and participating pharmacies to help reduce the cost of prescription medicines,” San Marcos Mayor Susan Narvaiz said. “Many residents will benefit from this program, especially if their prescriptions are not covered by insurance.”
The discount cards may be used by all residents of San Marcos with no restrictions based on any resident’s age, income level, or existing health coverage. San Marcos residents only have to show their card when purchasing medication at one of the many participating pharmacies.
There is no enrollment form required to get a card, nor is there a membership fee of any kind. City residents and their family members can use the cards any time their prescriptions are not covered by insurance.
Cards are available at city offices, including City Hall (630 East Hopkins Street), the San Marcos Public Library (625 East Hopkins Street), the Grant Harris Jr. Building 401 East Hopkins Street), the electric utility office (1040 SH 123), the Women Infants and Children (WIC) office (700 North LBJ Drive, No. 104), the San Marcos Activity Center (501 East Hopkins Street) and the city’s public services buildings. City residents can call toll-free to 1-888-620-1749 or visit www.caremark.com/nlc for information about the program.
The city will announce the program at the new CVS Pharmacy, on the corner of Hunter and Wonder World Drive on Thursday at 11 a.m.
The participating pharmacies are B&J Pharmacy at 205 Moore Street, CVS Pharmacies at 920 SH 80 and 105 Wonder World Drive, the H-E-B grocery stores at 641 East Hopkins Street and 200 West Hopkins Street, and Target at 700 Barnes Drive.Email | Print