Prescription Discount Cards

About the Program
The National League of Cities (NLC), Durham City Council and the Durham Human Resources Department established a program to help residents save money on prescription medicines not covered by insurance. This program began on December 5, 2009.
 
The City of Durham prescription discount card is available to all City residents free of charge and can help save an average of 20% off the price of commonly prescribed medications at participating pharmacies.
 
The NLC prescription discount card is designed to help residents save money on prescriptions that are not covered by insurance. The program is offered in collaboration with the NLC through its member cities. The program is not insurance.

Eligibility & Cost
The card is offered to all city residents, there are no age or income restrictions. There are no restrictions or limits on how many times individuals can use the card. All family members can use 1 card.

The card is free. There is no cost to the City or to residents to use the card. There are no enrollment fees and no membership fees. Residents just pay the prescription cost less any applicable discounts.
 
Savings
While savings may vary by drug and by pharmacy, the NLC prescription discount card program provides an average savings of 20%. Residents will pay the negotiated discount price offered through the program or the pharmacy’s retail price, whichever is lower.

Enrollment Process

There is no waiting period. City residents simply present the card at a participating pharmacy. More than 59,000 pharmacies nationwide participate in the program, including the major chains as well as many independent pharmacies.
 
CVS Caremark
The NLC prescription discount card is administered by CVS Caremark, the largest provider of prescriptions and related health care services in the nation. CVS Caremark has administered prescription discount programs since 1992.
 
This is not insurance. Savings are only available at participating pharmacies. Savings may vary by drug and by pharmacy. By using this card, residents agree to pay the entire prescription cost less any applicable discount.

Cards will be available in every City department. If you would like cards for your organization, email Katrena Neal.

For More Information
A dedicated toll-free number is provided for residents to access CVS Caremark’s award-winning customer care and a program website is available for residents to access program tools and information. To learn more about card and what pharmacies participate in the network, call toll free 888-620-1749, or visit the Prescription Discount Card Program website.