Fairfax County Offers Free Prescription Drug Discount Card

Card will mainly offer help to county's 144,000 uninsured.

There are about 144,000 people (or 13 percent of the population) in Fairfax County who do not have health insurance, according to the county. A new discount card may help with prescription drug purchases.

Fairfax County is offering the free discount card to help save money when purchasing prescription drugs. The county is partnering with ProAct, a pharmacy benefit management company to bring savings to residents.

How much savings? The card can reportedly cut drug prices by 10 to 70 percent, depending on the amount and type of prescription you purchase.

The card is designed to specifically help people without health insurance, but it may also provide savings to people who have insurance, anytime they must pay full price for a drug, the county notes. (It can't be used to lower a co-pay or to get further discounts on prescriptions already covered by health insurance.) Pet lovers listen up: It also can save you money on some kinds of medicines for your pets (but only those that are "human" prescriptions purchased at a drug store.) Discounts are also available on vision, LASIK and hearing services.

The card is free to use because pharmacies are providing the discounts. Click on the link below to print out a card:

To help you get the lowest price for your medicines, consider these helpful tips.

More facts from Fairfax County about who can use the card, where, and how:

  • Anyone can use the card—but it will mainly help people without health insurance. If you have insurance, you can use the card any time you must pay full price for your medicines.
  • It's free to use the card.
  • There are no income or eligibility requirements to use it, and you don't need to register or enroll. Just print out a card to start saving.
  • You can use it at almost every pharmacy in the county, plus 62,000 others across the nation. To find a participating pharmacy, visit ProAct's Web site, or call 1-877-776-2285, TTY 711.

Read these frequently asked questions, or call ProAct's toll-free, customer service hotline at 1-877-776-2285, TTY 711. Help is available 24/7 and in languages other than English.

Lily Waterhouse January 19, 2012 at 09:01 PM
Sounds good but I can't find a place to compare drug prices with what I pay now using my RxDrugCard.
omnivita February 04, 2013 at 08:30 AM
Hi Great Post !! Thanks for this updation ...


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