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The County of Northampton has partnered with the National Association of Counties (NACo) and its prescription benefit manager Caremark to bring Northampton County residents a FREE Prescription Discount Card program that provides cardholders an average savings of 23% on most prescription drugs. This program is NOT INSURANCE, but is a means to save money on the cost of prescription drugs when a consumer has no prescription benefits, or when a certain type of medication is not covered by a prescription plan. The program is being provided at NO COST to Northampton County , its taxpayers or residents. Caremark negotiates the discounts directly with participating pharmacies. Neither NACo nor the participating counties receive any revenue from the program.  
Since its introduction in July, 2008 the Northampton County Prescription Drug Discount Card has saved over 2,500 citizens of the county nearly $150,000 in prescription drug costs. Thousands of free cards have been distributed through dozens of distribution sites in the county. The program is offered through a partnership with the National Association of Counties (NACo) and its prescription benefit manager Caremark.

In an effort to further expand use of the program, and to make it even easier for Northampton County residents to apply, the cards can now be printed out at home by visiting the website It is a convenient method to enroll in the program, and to immediately enjoy savings on prescription drugs not covered by insurance.

Prescription Discount Card.pdf

Who is Eligible?

All Northampton County residents! There are NO application forms to complete, NO age restrictions, NO income guidelines, NO deductibles, NO membership fees, NO health requirements, and NO expiration date. Just pick up a card and use it to receive discounts at over 60 participating pharmacies in Northampton County, and over 57,000 pharmacies nationwide. One card is all you need for your entire family.

For details on this program please call Caremark’s toll-free customer service number 1-877-321-2652, any day of the week from 7:00 AM – 11:00 PM ET.

How do I use my Prescription Discount Card?

Once you have your card, you may use it to receive discounts at one of the 57,000 participating pharmacies. You may use the card as often as you wish on any generic, brand name, or 90-day supply mail order drugs NOT covered by insurance or another prescription discount plan. If you have exceeded the maximum amount allowed by your plan or if a prescribed medication is not included in your current plans formulary, you may use this prescription discount card to receive a discount. One card covers your entire family and must be presented each time you request a prescription to be filled or when you pay for a refilled prescription.

What medications are covered?

95% of all prescription drugs are covered, including birth control and ED drugs. Cardholders also can save on pet medications at participating retail pharmacies.

Can I use my card to get discounts on over-the-counter products and non-prescription medications?

Not usually. However, discounts are available for many diabetic supplies.

Can I use my prescription discount card with my current insurance benefit to reduce my costs?

Your card cannot be used in conjunction with other insurance. However, you may be able to use your card to purchase prescriptions that are not covered by these plans.

Can I still use my prescription discount card if I sign up for a Medicare prescription plan?

Yes, you can use your prescription discount card anytime you need to purchase a prescription that is not covered by your Medicare prescription plan or any other insurance.

What kind of savings can I expect?

The average discount nationwide is 23%. Savings may range from 13% to 34% depending on the medication. Cardholders are eligible for higher discounts, up to 50%, on a three-month supply of some medications through mail service. Consumers will always receive the lowest retail price. On occasion, pharmacies will price a particular medication lower than the discount rate available under this program. If that occurs, consumers will receive the lower price. Either way, consumers will always receive the best price available.

How do I find a pharmacy that honors the Prescription Discount Card?

To find a participating pharmacy in Northampton County and nationwide, to receive a price estimate for your prescription, check drug interactions, or read news articles from leading health journals, visit
Pharmacies can contact Caremark at 1-877-321-2652 for assistance.

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