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Discount cards to assist with escalating prescription drug costs

RELEASE DATE: June 27, 2006

TAVARES — On July 3, the Lake County Board of County Commissioners will launch a discount card program to help consumers cope with the high price of prescription drugs.

Lake County is making free prescription drug discount cards available under a program sponsored by the National Association of Counties (NACo) and Caremark RX Inc. The program offers average savings of 20 percent off the retail price of commonly prescribed drugs.

The cards may be used by all Lake County residents, regardless of age, income or existing health coverage. The cards are accepted at many of the pharmacies in Lake County. A national network of more than 57,000 participating retail pharmacies also will honor the Caremark Prescription Discount Card.

"Lake County is proud to be one of the counties nationwide participating with NACo and Caremark" said Commissioner Welton G. Cadwell. "The Caremark Prescription Discount Card offers significant savings for the uninsured and underinsured residents of our County, and even those fortunate to have prescription coverage can use the card to save money on drugs that are not covered by their health plan. Residents do not have to be Medicare beneficiaries to be eligible for this program.”

Cards will initially be available at the following locations beginning July 3:

  • Lake County Administration Building, 315 W. Main Street, Tavares
  • Information desk, front entrance 
  • County Commission offices, third floor 
  • Growth Management reception desk, fifth floor 
  • Lake County Welcome Center, 20763 U.S. Highway 27, Groveland 
  • Community Services, buildings B and E, 1300 Duncan Drive, Tavares (closed until July 6) 
  • Agricultural Center, 1951 Woodlea Road, Tavares  
Lake County public libraries: 
  • Astor County Library, 54905 Alco Road, Astor 
  • Citrus Ridge County Library, 17445 U.S. Highway 192, Suite 18, Clermont 
  • Cooper Memorial Library, 821 W. Minneola Ave., Clermont 
  • East Lake County Library, 31340 County Road 437, Sorrento 
  • Fruitland Park Library, 205 W. Berckman St., Fruitland Park 
  • Helen Lehmann Memorial Library, 17435 Fifth St., Montverde 
  • Lady Lake Public Library, 225 W. Guava St., Lady Lake 
  • Leesburg Public Library, 204 N. Fifth St., Leesburg 
  • City of Tavares Public Library, 314 N. New Hampshire Ave., Tavares 
  • Marion Baysinger Memorial County Library, 756 W. Broad St., Groveland 
  • Paisley County Library, 24954 County Road 42, Paisley 
  • Umatilla Public Library, 412 Hatfield Drive, Umatilla 
  • W. T. Bland Public Library, 1995 N. Donnelly St., Mount Dora

Beginning July 17, pharmacies in Lake County participating with Caremark RX Inc. will have the Caremark Prescription Discount Card available. For more information or assistance with program, call toll free 1-877-321-2652 or log on to https://naco.advancerx.com.

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