FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Aug. 16, 2011
Jacinda Howard, Human Rights and Human Services, firstname.lastname@example.org, (253) 591-5047
Karrie Spitzer, Community Relations, email@example.com, (253) 591-5790
Tacoma residents who are without health insurance, a traditional pharmacy benefit plan, or have prescriptions not covered by insurance can now benefit from a prescription discount card thanks to a new program offered by the National League of Cities (NLC).
The NLC Prescription Discount Card program, administered by CVS Caremark, can save an average of 20 percent off the full retail cost of prescription medication. There is no enrollment form, no membership fee and no restrictions or limits on the frequency of use for Tacoma residents. Since the City of Tacoma is a member of the NLC, the discount program is available to Tacoma residents without costing the City or its citizens money.
The program will launch locally on Aug. 18 from 10 until noon at the Beacon Activity Center, 415 S. 13th St. The discount cards will also be available at the following locations: Human Rights and Human Services Department in the Tacoma Municipal Building (747 Market St., eighth floor), City of Tacoma Child Care Resource and Referral (1551 Broadway, Suite 301), the two city-operated senior centers (Beacon and Lighthouse), Tacoma Community House, South Sound Outreach Services Hilltop and other Pierce County locations, Korean Women’s Association, Boys and Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound, Fish Food Bank’s South Tacoma location and the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department’s Hilltop, Eastside, Oakland/Madrona and Boze Family Support Centers.
For more information about the program, visit www.cityoftacoma.org/discountprogram.