Washington is offering 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.

Residents will receive a Town of Washington Prescription Discount Card in the mail and are encouraged to use the card at a participating retail pharmacy any time their prescriptions are not covered by insurance.

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

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

Benefits include: 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, visit www.ctrxdiscountcard.com.