Prescription discount program for Gwinnett County residents

Prescription discount program for Gwinnett County residents.

Good news for residents of Hamilton Mill and surrounding areas who don't have sufficient prescription, dental, vision or hearing insurance.  The County recently launched the Coast2Coast Rx prescription discount program for it's residents.  In September, the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners approved an agreement with the company to offer prescription drug discount cards to residents. The new card allows all County residents, regardless of income, age or health status, to participate in the program and save on the cost of their medications.

The Coast2Coast Rx program has saved cardholders throughout the country an average of 60% 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 covers more than 60,000 prescription drugs.  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 residents who are uninsured or underinsured or face high insurance deductibles. If a particular drug isn’t covered under a person’s health plan, he or she 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.

The Coast2Coast Rx card is now available for residents at most participating pharmacies, local governmental offices, senior centers and libraries. Residents will also be able to print the card, check prescription prices and view the nearest participating pharmacy locations at Coast2coastrx.

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