New Milford is providing a new prescription discount card to provide uninsured and underinsured residents savings on prescription medicines.

The program is offered through the town's association with the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities.

In early May, each residence in New Milford will receive a "Town of New Milford Prescription Discount Card" by direct mail.

The card may be used at any participating retail pharmacy.

Cards may be used by all residents regardless of age, income or existing health coverage.

There are no enrollment forms, membership fees, restrictions or limits on frequency of use for residents.

Cardholders and their family members are encouraged to use the cards any time their prescriptions are not covered by insurance.

Benefits include anyone can participate regardless of age or income; all prescription medications are covered, including pet prescriptions that can be filled at a pharmacy; there is no cost to the municipality or to participating residents; the cost savings averages 45 percent; there are more than 63,000 participating pharmacies nationwide, including CVS, Rite-Aid, Walgreens, Wal-Mart, Stop & Shop, Big Y and many independent pharmacies; and discounts are also offered on other medical services including vision, hearing and Lasik services.

For more information, call 877-776-2285 or visit Additional cards can also be printed at that website by selecting New Milford from the drop-down menu.