County offers free prescription drug discount card - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

County offers free prescription drug discount card

Shelby County residents can take advantage of a new, free program that offers discounts on everything from prescriptions to dental visits. Shelby County residents can take advantage of a new, free program that offers discounts on everything from prescriptions to dental visits.

(WMC-TV) - Shelby County residents can take advantage of a new, free program that offers discounts on everything from prescriptions to dental visits.

The county has teamed up with Financial Marketing Concepts to offer the drug cards.

"Discounts on prescription drugs will help ease some of the financial burdens many of our families in Shelby County are facing," said Shelby County Mayor Mark H. Luttrell, Jr.

The cards are available online, government offices, libraries, local health departments and at participating pharmacies.

Every Shelby County resident, regardless of age or health, is eligible for the Coast2Coast Rx Card.

FMC representatives say 60,000 drugs are eligible for discounts of up to 45 percent through the program.

While it doesn't cost the county anything to offer the cards, they will collect $1.25 fee from FMC each time one of the prescription cards is used. That money will be used to help fund the Memphis-Shelby County Health Department.

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