Town offers prescription discount card

A reminder to residents has been extended to New Milford resident that the town offers a prescription discount card to provide savings on prescription medicines.

The card is available through the town’s association with the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities.

The prescription card can be obtained at town hall, at the senior center or the Social Sservices office at the Richmond Citizen Center, or at New Milford Public Library.

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.

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 and 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 www.ctrx discountcard


Additional cards can also be printed at that website by selecting New Milford from the drop-down menu.