COUNTY PRESCIPTION CARDS FINDING GOOD — USE

Freeholder Gerald Thornton announced today that the Cape May County Rx Card has been used over 2,100 times since it was offered to County residents in July 2010.  Thornton said, “The Cape May County Rx Card is being used more and more each month. Each time the card is used, residents are saving money on prescription drugs and other needed health benefits.”

The Cape May County Rx Card is available to everyone, regardless of income, age or insurance status. There is no application to complete and there are no claim forms to file. Simply show your Cape May County Rx Card along with a valid prescription at a participating pharmacy to receive the discount.

Health Officer Kevin Thomas wants residents to know, “The Cape May County Rx Card was launched to help uninsured and underinsured residents of the County afford their prescription medications.  However, the program can also be used by people who have health insurance coverage with no prescription benefits, which is common in many health plans.” Additionally, people who have prescription coverage can use this program for non-formulary or non-covered drugs.

Apart from saving on prescription drugs, the Cape May County Rx Card also offers savings on eyeglasses, nutritional supplements, diabetic supplies, Lasik surgery, hearing aids and teeth whitening.  These services must be accessed directly through the service provider for each program. The contact information for these services is located on the back of the card and is also online.

The Cape May County Rx Card is available at the Department of Health, located at 6 Moore Road in Cape May Court House and at libraries throughout the County.  Cape May County residents can also download a free card, search drug pricing and locate participating pharmacies online.  Go to cmchealth.net, click on “prescription card” in the hot topics box, then click on the red text in the box.

The Cape May County Department of Health has an agreement with UNA Networks of America to offer these health discounts for Cape May County residents.  If you have questions about the available benefits, call the UNA Networks of America customer service number, toll-free at 1-877-321-6755.  The Cape May County Department of Health does not have details on the specific program benefits and costs.  Many of the programs and services offered by UNA Networks of America are accessed through the internet.

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