Sacramento County Announces Low Cost Prescription Program for All Residents

~ Sac Best Rx Savings Program will help residents regardless of age, income status ~

Health and Human Services
Ann Edwards
Director

8/22/2011 12:00 AM

Media Contact:

Laura McCasland    mccaslandla@saccounty.net    (916) 875-2008

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

www.SacBestRx.com

​SACRAMENTO – Sacramento County today announced the launch of a new low-cost prescription program, the Sac Best Rx Savings Program, which will be available at no cost to all County residents, as well as residents of the Sacramento region.  By using the program’s prescription card, residents will be able to save up to 75% off generic medications, with overall average savings more than 40% across brand and generic medications combined!

Obtaining a Sac Best Rx Savings Card is easy—it is free and no personal information is required.  Tear-off brochures featuring two ready-to-use Sac Best Rx Savings Cards are being made available at various public locations throughout the county.

Residents can also print a Sac Best Rx Savings Card by visiting www.SacBestRx.com or may request one by calling 1-877-684-0032.  TTY users may dial 711 for relay service.  Information on the website is available in both English and Spanish, with multilingual service representatives available by calling the toll-free number.

Keenan & Associates is actively assisting with the promotion of the cards throughout the county, helping at the grass-roots level with community outreach, card distribution and program education.

“This exciting program is going to reach thousands of Sacramento County residents looking for ways to save on their prescription drugs,” said Sacramento County Department of Health and Human Services Director Ann Edwards.  “The Sac Best Rx Savings Card is available for free and significantly reduces the cost of medications at a time when families and seniors need it most.” 

There are no waiting periods to receive the Sac Best Rx Savings Card, no pre-existing condition restrictions, no membership fees and the card instantly activates.  More than 60,000 pharmacies are participating nationwide.  If the pharmacy’s usual and customary price is lower than the Sac Best Rx Savings Card price, the resident will pay the lower price.  If a resident learns a pharmacy is not enrolled in the program, it can be enrolled quickly, so they are able to immediately take advantage of the discount.  A 24-hour pharmacy helpline is available to assist with questions from the participant or to aid in pharmacy enrollment.  The Sac Best Rx Savings Card website provides an easy-to-use pharmacy locator tool, as well as a drug pricing index that aids participants in finding the low-cost pharmacy in their neighborhood zip code.

Sac Best Rx Savings Cards are already available at the following locations and will be made available at additional locations throughout the county in the near future.

Primary Health Treatment Center, 2150 Stockton Blvd, Sacramento

Juvenile Hall, 9601 Kiefer Blvd, Sacramento

Mercy Loaves and Fishes, 1321 N. C Street, Sacramento

Primary Care, 4600 Broadway, Sacramento

CalWORKs-Research Branch, Medi-Cal Intake, 3960 Research Drive, Sacramento

CalWORKs-Fulton Branch, Medi-Cal Intake, 2700 Fulton Avenue, Sacramento

CalWORKs-North Highlands Bureau, 5747 Watt Avenue, Sacramento

CalWORKs-Rancho Cordova Bureau, 10013 Folsom Blvd, Suite 1, Sacramento

CalWORKs-Bowling Green Bureau, 4433 Florin Road, Suite 160, Sacramento

CalWORKs and Food Stamps, Galt Bureau, 257 S. Lincoln Way, Galt

UCD Med Center – Medi-Cal & CMISP, 2420 Stockton Blvd, Sacramento

No tax dollars are used to make the Sac Best Rx Savings Card available.  A public-private partnership with Envision Pharmaceutical Services (EPS) makes the discounts possible. EPS is a pharmacy benefits manager that secures volume discounts on prescription drugs, passing savings on to consumers.  Participating pharmacies must agree to the negotiated prices.

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