By Kyle LoJacono
Pasco County has agreed to continue a program to help its residents pay for prescription drugs.
The program, called Points of Care, can be used by any Pasco resident regardless of age, income or pre-existing condition, according to case management coordinator Edward Folkes, Jr.
“Anyone can save up to 50 percent on their prescriptions at major pharmacies,” Folkes said. “It’s a great thing for anyone who needs prescriptions because it doesn’t cost anything and it’s easy to do.”
To take advantage of the program, county residents only have to visit www.PascoRxCard.com. From there they can print a Points of Care card, which instantly allows them to save at more than 45,000 participating pharmacies nationwide. People can also get the cards from Pasco’s libraries.
Some of the major pharmacies accepting the program include CVS, Kmart, Publix, Sam’s Club, Sweetbay, Target, Walgreens, Wal-Mart and Winn-Dixie. Residents can also save on diabetes supplies, durable medical equipment and hearing aids.
Folkes said the program is “designed to assist residents who do not have prescription drug coverage through their insurance or for savings on medications that are not covered through insurance.”
Pasco launched the program last February. Since then it has saved county residents more than $110,000. Folkes also pointed out the program drove business to local pharmacies while helping families pay for medications.
Points of Care is run by Universal RX, a Virginia-based business. It will administer the program for at least one year.
For more information on the program, including a list of medications and other supplies covered, call (727) 847-2411.
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