GOSHEN - Orange County Executive Edward A. Diana is pleased to announce that Orange County has surpassed yet another milestone with the County Prescription Drug Discount Card Program. At the end of February, residents within the County surpassed the $1 million savings mark. Since the start of this program in the summer of 2011, residents have filled more than 24,500 prescriptions with an average savings of 50%, or $41.90 on each prescription filled with the discount card.
Orange County joined with ProAct, Inc. to ease the financial burden that many uninsured and underinsured residents experience when purchasing prescriptions. The County Prescription Drug Discount Card Program also offers residents savings on vision, hearing, and LASIK services. This cost-free program has been made available for County residents through a partnership with ProAct, Inc. Anyone who currently does not have a discount card is encouraged to visit www.orangecountygov.com or the ProAct website (www.NYRxDiscountCard.com) to print their own discount card.
The ProAct Prescription Drug Discount Card Program has been exclusively endorsed by 50 counties across New York State. These counties have jointly filled more than 3.6 million prescriptions which equates to more than $121 million in savings.
"We are all well aware that prescription drug prices are steadily on the rise" said County Executive Diana. "This program has allowed for residents, both uninsured and underinsured, to experience financial relief at the pharmacy counter without the County or residents incurring any costs."
The Prescription Drug Discount Card Program provides residents with easy access to money saving discounts. There are no prerequisites to take advantage of this program, simply present the discount card at any participating pharmacy and begin saving.
Prescription Drug Discount Cards are available at many local pharmacies and at various Orange County departments, including: County Clerk’s Office, Health Department, Office for the Aging, and Social Services. Residents with computer access can print a card any time by visiting www.orangecountygov.com or www.NYRxDiscountCard.com.