NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – To help lower prescription drug costs for individuals who pay the full cash price for their medications, Middlesex County Freeholder Blanquita B. Valenti would like to inform residents about the Middlesex County Prescription Drug Discount Card Program developed in conjunction with ProAct Inc.

The Middlesex County Prescription Drug Discount Card Program is offered to the County and residents at zero cost. There are no prerequisites or qualifications to take advantage of the program.

Every resident regardless of age, income or existing health coverage is eligible to use the program. Discount Cards are accepted at over 170 pharmacies within the County and at over 62,000 pharmacies nationwide. The program also covers prescriptions for pets.

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“This program is a way for Middlesex County to ensure everyone, regardless of their health coverage, has access to discounted prescription medications,” said Valenti, chair of the County’s Community Services Committee. “By partnering with ProAct, we are able to provide a free program to County residents that can positively impact their health and well-being.”

Valenti recognized Freeholder H. James Polos, who initiated a prescription savings plan several years ago: “We were at the forefront then, and now, working with ProAct, we are looking to reach and serve even more residents.”

“This plan can help those who have no prescription coverage, minimal prescription coverage or those who must take certain medications that are not covered by their plans,” said Freeholder Director Ronald G. Rios. “So, even if you have a prescription plan, I encourage you to look into the program to see if it can help you.”

Residents who take advantage of the County’s discount card program can expect to see savings ranging from 10 percent to 20 percent off the full cash price of name brand medications and savings from 20 percent to 70 percent off the full cash price of generic medications.

Middlesex County Discount Cards are available via the internet at www.NJRxDiscountCard.com.  Print the card from the dropdown menu.

Simply present your Middlesex County Discount Card at your local participating pharmacy when renewing or filling a new prescription and start saving. To locate the nearest participating pharmacy, use the pharmacy locator tool found onwww.NJRxDiscountCard.com.

If individuals would like to look up the cost of their medications at participating pharmacies, log onto www.NJRxDiscountCard.com and select the drug price lookup tool under “Participant Benefits.”

For more information, including a listing of all participating pharmacies, call the ProAct Helpdesk at 1-877-776-2285 or by visiting www.NJRxDiscountCard.com.