Prescription drug discount card available

The City of Evanston is launching a program to provide residents with some relief from the high cost of prescription drugs.

Through a program sponsored by the National League of Cities, the city is offering free prescription drug discount cards to all Evanston residents, regardless of age, income or existing health coverage.

The discount cards offer average savings of 20 percent off the retail price of commonly prescribed drugs. The discount is available any time prescriptions are not covered by other insurance or medication programs.

The cards can be used for prescription drugs at pharmacies citywide and at more than 59,000 participating retail pharmacies across the country.

They are available at the Evanston Civic Center and at sites throughout the community. Evanston residents do not need to complete an enrollment form or pay a fee to obtain a discount on medications.

For more information about the program, contact the Evanston Commission on Aging at 847-866-2919.

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