540-825-3100 VICAP is offered regionally through Rappahannock Rapidan Community Services and is a FREE assistance program that helps with Medicare programs. Contact them at the phone number above to find a representative near you.
National discount drug progams
Prescription Drug Cards Although they all vary in policy and offerings, prescription drug programs are generally free cards which can often be downloaded directly from the program’s website. (Some of the major programs are listed here). When you go to get a prescription at a pharmacy you present the drug card in order to receive a discount, in the same way you would use a coupon. Sometimes that discount is a significant drop in price from the regular cost of a drug. Prescription discount cards are designed to provide lower drug costs to patients paying for their medications in cash or credit card, whether it’s toward the full cost of a prescription or sometimes a copay. There is no cost to use these cards, and they are available to you whether you have health insurance or not. Prescription discount organizations are able to offer these discounts by marketing and negotiating costs with drug companies and sometimes by charging small fees to the pharmacies. Ask at your local pharmacy what drug cards they accept, or check the discount card website for participating pharmacies. Most of the chain pharmacies take multiple program cards. And companies like Walgreens have their own discount program. Some drug programs also offer discounts on services and doctor appointments.
All programs vary in policies and offerings, so check their individual websites or call if they have phone numbers.
Some of the major drug card programs include those listed below. This is just a sampling. Aging Together does not endorse any drug company or products. Please contact these companies to find out what they offer, pricing, and updates.