Putnam Residents Save More than $850,000 with ProAct Prescription Discount Card

Putnam Residents Save More than $850,000 with ProAct Prescription Discount Card

In February 2012, Putnam County and ProAct implemented a free prescription drug discount card program for all county residents. Over the course of two years, Putnam County residents have saved over $850,000 on nearly 13,000 prescriptions.

Putnam County is one of over 50 counties in New York that has endorsed the ProAct-administered program to provide lower-costing prescriptions for their residents.  There are no enrollment forms or application fees to utilize the program.  Every resident within the county is eligible to participate regardless of age, income, or existing healthcare coverage and every prescription qualifies to receive some level of discount.

“We want to be sure that county residents no longer have to pay the full cash price for their prescription medications,” said County Executive MaryEllen Odell. “The ProAct Prescription Discount Card Program plays a key role in helping residents to gain access to affordable prescriptions, which, in turn, helps to keep our residents healthy, happy, and thriving.”

The Putnam County Prescription Discount Card is completely anonymous and has already been activated for residents’ convenience.  In order to receive the savings associated with the program, one must present their prescription and discount card at a participating pharmacy.  With over 60,000 pharmacies participating across the county, visit www.NYRxDiscountCard.comto find your nearest participating store or call the ProAct helpdesk at 1-877-776-2285.  Residents who utilize the program can expect to see savings ranging from 10-20% off name brand medications and 20-70% off generic medications.  The discount card cannot be used to reduce co-pays or deductibles, and the card cannot be used in conjunction with any form of insurance.

The Prescription Discount Card Program is completely free to taxpayers, the county, and to participating residents.  There are no restrictions on card usage and we encourage every resident in the county to carry a card to avoid paying the full cash price for any of their medications.  If a resident needs an additional card, or has lost their card, a supply of cards is available at the Department of Social Services, the Health Department, the County Office Building, or at any participating pharmacy in the county.  If residents have access to the internet, they can also obtain their Putnam County discount card by visiting www.NYRxDiscountCard.com.