Hamilton County Prescription Discount Card Program

Dear Hamilton County Resident,

In our ongoing efforts to provide valuable services to county residents, we’ve enrolled Hamilton County in the National Association of Counties’ Prescription Discount Card Program. We recognize rising prescription drug costs are a problem for many of our residents and we’re pleased to offer an option to help cuts costs. More than 1,000 counties throughout the country participate in this program, and more than 59,000 pharmacies accept the discount card.

The card offers average savings of 22 percent. Among those who benefit from the program:

  • County residents who are uninsured.
  • County residents who are insured but a drug may not be covered on their insurance plan.
  • County residents who must buy human drugs for their pets.

There is no enrollment fee. You do not fill out any forms. There are no age, income or medical-condition restrictions. The entire family is covered with just one card and virtually all commonly prescribed medicine is covered.

Also, it is important to note, there are no costs to the taxpayers associated with this program. The program is 100 percent free. Caremark negotiates the discounts directly with participating pharmacies. Neither NACo nor the participating counties receive any revenue from the program.

The county has ordered 200,000 discount cards to be delivered before the first of the year. You can pick them up at the county's Job and Family Services Department, branches of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, YMCA branches, the Council on Aging of Southwest Ohio and many social service agencies, such as the FreeStore Foodbank and Talbert House. Residents can also call (513) 946-1010 for more information.

We hope you’ll find this card a welcome benefit as you look for ways to trim costs from your household budget.

Hamilton County Board of County Commissioners