NACo Prescription Drug Program

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Dallas County is please to offer the NACO Prescription Discount Card Program to it's citizens.

What It Is: The NACo drug discount card program helps citizens save money on their prescription medications any time their prescriptions are not covered by insurance. The free cards are distributed in the sponsoring county and may be used at any participating retail pharmacy. The discount card is not insurance.

Savings: Savings average 20 percent; some discounts may be more, and some less, depending on the drug and quantity purchased. Cardholders are eligible for higher discounts on a three-month supply of some medications through mail service. Cardholders also can save on pet prescriptions at participating retail pharmacies.

Who It’s For: The cards may be used by all county residents, regardless of age, income or existing health coverage. There is no enrollment form, no membership fee and no restrictions or limits on frequency of use. Cardholders and their family members may use the card any time their prescriptions are not covered by insurance.

What It Costs: Unlike many other card programs, there is no enrollment cost or membership fee. The cardholder pays the negotiated discount price or the pharmacy’s retail price, whichever is lower. The average discount is 20 percent.

Participating Pharmacies: More than 59,000 pharmacies nationwide accept the card, including most chain pharmacies and many independents. Wal-Mart pharmacies participate in the program.

Additional Benefits: The program has a safety feature that alerts pharmacists when one drug may conflict with another medication the cardholder is taking, if the prescriptions were obtained with the NACo discount card. The NACo discount card program remains a useful option now that Medicare Part D has been implemented. For example, the card can be used when a Medicare Part D plan doesn’t cover a drug.

Cards are available at the following locations:

Dallas County Community Services
25747 N Avenue Suite D
Adel Iowa 50003
Department of Human Services
25747 N Avenue
Adel Iowa 50003

Dallas County Public Health
25747 N Avenue
Adel Iowa 50003
Dallas County Veterans Affairs
902 Court Street
Adel Iowa  50003

More Questions?    NACo Frequently Asked Questions