The city of San Marcos will launch a program on Oct. 29 intended provide residents with some relief from the high cost of prescription drugs through a drug discount card available free to all residents.
The program will be announced at the new CVS Pharmacy, at the corner of Hunter and Wonder World Drive at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 29.
The city is making the free discount cards available at City offices through a program sponsored by the National League of Cities (NLC). The discount cards offer city resident’s 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,” 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 and has no restrictions based on the resident’s age, income level, or existing health coverage.
Cards are available at city offices, including City Hall, Library, Grant Harris Jr. (Parks), Electric Utility, Women Infants and Children, Activity Center and Public Services buildings. City residents can call toll-free 1-888-620-1749 or visit www.caremark.com/nlc for information about the program.
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, no membership fee of any kind. City residents and their family members can use the card any time their prescriptions are not covered by insurance.
|B&J Pharmacy||205 Moore St|
|CVS Pharmacies||920 Highway 80 & 105 Wonder World|
|H-E-B grocery stores||641 E Hopkins & 200 W Hopkins|
|Target||700 Barnes Drive|
— FROM THE CITY OF SAN MARCOS/MELISSA MILLECAMEmail | Print
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