County Initiatives

Elizabeth Trice


Elizabeth Trice
Grants & Special Projects Coordinator

207-871-8380

142 Federal St. Suite 102
Portland, ME 04101

 

Cumberland County Prescription Discount Card Program

Pharmacy & Pricing Questions

Which pharmacies accept the card?

The prescription discount card is accepted at 59,000 retail pharmacies nationwide, including many of the leading chains. Ask your local pharmacy if they participate or call toll free 1-877-321-2652 to find out if a specific pharmacy participates in the program.

How much will I save?

While savings on each prescription may vary, you can save an average of 20 percent off of the pharmacy’s regular retail prices for prescription drugs. In addition, you may save even more by choosing from our list of select medications. This list is comprised of products offering additional savings.

Will I always receive the lowest price?

Yes. You will receive the best price available to you through this program at the pharmacy. On occasion, pharmacies will price a particular medication lower than the discount rate provided by the card. If that occurs, you will receive the lower price.

Can I find out the discounted price of my prescriptions before going to the pharmacy?

Because prices can vary by location, only the actual pharmacy can tell you the exact price of the prescription. However, you can look up an estimated price for medications at www.caremark.com/naco, or call toll free 1-877-321-2652.

Why did the price of my prescription change since the last time I purchased the prescription?

Drug prices are different from pharmacy to pharmacy. Even chains have different prices in their stores depending on the population they are servicing. Additionally, manufacturers’ drug prices change periodically.

The brochure says I can save an average of 20 percent on my prescription medication. Will I save 20 percent on all my medications?

Because a pharmacy's retail price or usual and customary charge can differ greatly by pharmacy, your exact percentage of savings may vary depending on the prescription drug and the price you have paid before.

Do I have to choose between my prescription discount card and the Wal-Mart $4 generic option?

No, always present your prescription discount card at a participating pharmacy, including Wal-Mart, so you will receive the lowest price available from the pharmacy for that prescription medicine on that day. You will receive the $4 price at Wal-Mart, when applicable, and the prescription discount card discounted price when it is lower.

Should I still present my prescription discount card at Wal-Mart when buying a $4 generic?

Yes, always present your prescription discount card when buying prescriptions not covered by a prescription drug benefit plan. For generic medicine on the Wal-Mart list, you will pay either $4 or the prescription discount card price, whichever is lower.

Can I get an additional discount off the Wal-Mart Generic Drug Program - $4 for select generics - if I show my prescription discount card?

No, when presenting your prescription discount card, you will receive either the pharmacy’s regular price for the prescription medicine or the prescription discount card discounted price, whichever is lower. If Wal-Mart’s $4 price for select generics is lower than the prescription discount card price, you will pay $4. With the prescription discount card, you will receive the best price available for your prescription medicine on that day from that pharmacy.