The City of Ardmore launched a new program today to help residents who are struggling with the high cost of prescription drugs.


The City of Ardmore launched a new program today to help residents who are struggling with the high cost of prescription drugs.


The program, which is sponsored by the National League of Cities, provides free prescription drug discount cards to city residents. The discount cards offer residents an average savings of 20 percent off the retail price of commonly prescribed drugs.


The discount cards may be used by all Ardmore residents and have no restrictions based on age, income level or existing health coverage. The NLC card can be used when purchasing prescription drugs at approximately nine pharmacies around the city, as well as at more than 59,000 participating retail pharmacies across the country.


“In the current economic climate, where many people are watching what they spend, the City of Ardmore is happy to partner with the National League of Cities to make this prescription discount card available for our residents,” city spokesperson Natalie Graham said. “Whether or not an individual has prescription coverage, this program can make it easier for our residents to afford the prescriptions they need to deal with a short-term illness or stay healthy by managing a chronic condition.”


Cards are available at no cost to city residents at Ardmore City Hall, Ardmore Public Library, Ardmore Village, Carter County Health Department, Ardmore Chamber of Commerce, Chickasaw Regional Library, Mercy Memorial Health Center Emergency Room, Good Shepherd Medical Clinic, HFV Wilson Community Center, the Rockford Road Fire Station, and at the following pharmacies, CNHS Ardmore Clinic, CVS Pharmacy, Henry Roberts Express Pharmacy, Homeland Pharmacy, Reed Family Pharmacy, T&M Pharmacy, Walgreens and Walmart Pharmacy.


City residents can call toll-free (888) 620-1749 or visit www.caremark.com/nlc for assistance with the program.


“Not only does the NLC prescription discount card help residents save money on their medications, it is easy to use,” Graham said. “Ardmore residents only have to show their card when purchasing medication at one of the many participating pharmacies. There is no enrollment form required to get a card, no membership fee of any kind and city residents and their family members can use the card any time their prescriptions are not covered by insurance.”


The discount card program is administered by CVS Caremark.