A discount prescription card that is being offered throughout Delaware County could be just what the doctor ordered to help local residents cope with the cost of prescription medication.

Trust Scripts is a free discount prescription card that is accepted at over 56,000 pharmacies nationwide, including independent pharmacies and major chains, such as CVS and Wal-Mart. The cards are free and require no sign-up. 

Residents can simply present the card with their prescription script to the pharmacy before payment and available discounts are applied to the cost.

“This is about helping people at a time when help is needed the most,” said Christian Stearns, co-founder of the Trust Scripts organization. “We created Trust Scripts to change the way people get prescription drugs they need, regardless of coverage, employment, or finances. Our card helps people.”

All Delaware County residents may use the discount card, regardless of whether or not they are insured. Individuals with insurance plans and Medicare may also be able to use the discount for medication that is not covered by their current health plan.

The card fully explains how the program works and there is no enrollment, no paperwork and no fee in order to obtain a card. The card will be the most helpful for people without prescription coverage, for senior citizens in the Medicare Park D coverage gap and for people taking medication not covered by their insurance program.

“My 24-year-old daughter is currently in need of medical insurance,” said Jasmine Weaver of Chester. “She has asthma, and up until now her father and I have been trying to help her find another alternative for her to receive her medicine without paying for everything out of her own pocket.

“This prescription card will definitely help take the financial load off of her a little bit,” she added. “Health insurance is a huge issue that is affecting a lot of people, so any program or prescription card that will ultimately help people receive medication or treatment is a huge plus.”

The Trust Scripts website will provide a helpful online drug-pricing tool to help residents find the best possible deal by shopping around. 

All the resident would have to do is type in the name of the medication, dosage and zip code and the user will receive an automated search of local pharmacy prices for both brand names and generic drugs. A list of the most popular discounted medications is also available on the web-site.

“The reality is there are a lot of people in this country who does not have medical insurance, and for some they are on a two-year waiting list in order to receive medical insurance,” said Andrea McCalle of Media. “Even though you may be on that list, what happens when you get sick and need an antibiotic or another prescription drug? That begins to add up over time. I think this prescription card will definitely help a lot of people with the cost of medication.”

For more information on Trust Scripts call (800) 340-0047 or visit trustscripts.com.

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