Fairfield County Food Bank (in our area) United Methodist 202 E. High St (Third Wednesday of every month 6 P.M.-8 P.M.) This is for residents in need that live within the Amanda Clearcreek School District.
United Way of Fairfield County and Fairfield County Food Banks
Information Referrals: Either call (740) 687-0500 or go to the website at www.informationreferral.org Assistance programs: food, Medication, financial, eyeglass, Christmas, school clothes
VILLAGE OF AMANDA
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Carrie Ayers 740-969-4771
Marc Shapiro-NLC 202-626-3019
RESIDENTS HAVE ACCESS TO EASY-TO-USE PRESCRIPTION DISCOUNT CARD
In current economic climate, where people are watching their spending, prescription discount card can offer average savings of 20 percent off retail price of discount drugs.
The Village of Amanda launched a program on November 24, 2010 that will provide its residents with some relief from the high cost of prescriptions drugs. The city is making free prescription drug discount cards available to city residents through a program sponsored by the National League of Cities (NLC). The discount cards offer average savings of 20 percent off the retail price of commonly prescribed medications.
The discount cards may be used by all residents of the Village of Amanda and has no restrictions based on the resident’s age, income level, or existing health coverage. The discount card benefits not only those without insurance, but can also be used by underinsured residents to obtain prescriptions that are excluded from health benefit plans. The NLC card can be used when purchasing drugs at more than 60,000 participating retail pharmacies across the country.
“In the current economic climate, where many people are watching what they spend, the Village of Amanda is happy to partner with the National League of Cities to make this prescription discount card available for our residents,” said Carrie Ayers(Village Fiscal Officer) “Whether or not an individual has prescription coverage, this program can make it easier for our residents to afford the medications they need to deal with a short-term illness or stay healthy by managing a chronic condition.”
NLC and Village of Amanda are able to make these money-saving cards available to city residents at no cost to the individual. Cards can be printed from the internet at www.caremark.com/nlc and are available at the village municipal building, Amanda post office, Johns Branch of the Fairfield County Library, and the Amanda Branch of the Kingston Bank. You can also go to the villagewebsite www.villageofamanda.com to click on the link.
“Not only does the NLC prescription discount card help residents save money on their medications, it is easy to use,” said Carrie Ayers “Village of Amanda residents only have to show their card when purchasing medication at one of the many participating pharmacies. There is no enrollment form required to get a card, no membership fee of any kind and city residents and their family members can use the card any time their prescriptions are not covered by insurance.”
The discount card program is administered by CVS Caremark.
About The National League of Cities The National League of Cities (NLC) is the nation’s oldest and largest organization devoted to strengthening and promoting cities as centers of opportunity, leadership and governance. NLC is a resource and advocate for 19,000 cities, towns and villages, representing more than 218 million Americans. To learn more about NLC, go to www.nlc.org.