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  • Writer's pictureRobin Schick

Prescription Discount Program

Did you know the Town of Colonial Beach has a free prescription discount program for medication not covered by insurance for you and your pets?

At the Virginia Municipal League training we enrolled our town for free in the National League of Cities program "My Healthy Hometown." Along with many towns across the state of VA, we are a member of the NLC and have access to programs they offer that have national collaboration. These prescription discount cards are at Town Hall in the front lobby by the door and you can pick one up anytime. You can also print your own online at just click "Print your Card" and search for Colonial Beach.

Your card cannot be used in conjunction with other insurance. However, you are able to use your card to purchase prescriptions that are not covered by these plans.

To learn more about the program keep reading:

Administered by CVS Caremark, Prescription Discount can save residents an average of 24% off the full retail cost of prescription medication. There is no enrollment form, no membership fee for residents and no restrictions or limits on the frequency of use. The discount card is accepted at more than 68,000 pharmacies nationwide, including all major pharmacy chains and most local independent pharmacies. (Including our Walgreens here in town)

What the Prescription Discount Card is:

The NLC Healthy Hometown card is designed to help residents save money on prescriptions that are not covered by insurance. The program is offered in collaboration with the National League of Cities through their member cities. The program is not insurance.

Who it is for:

The card is offered to all city residents, there are no age or income restrictions. There are no restrictions and no limits on how many times individuals can use the card. One card can be used by all family members.


While savings may vary by drug and by pharmacy, the NLC Healthy Hometown card program provides average savings of 24%. Residents will pay the negotiated discount price offered through the program or the pharmacy’s retail price whichever is lower.

What the program costs:

The card is FREE. There is no cost to the city or to the residents to use the card. There are no enrollment fees and no membership fees. Residents just pay the prescription cost less any applicable discounts.

How residents access the program:

There is no waiting period. City residents simply present their card at a participating pharmacy. More than 68,000 pharmacies nationwide participate in the program, including the major chains as well as many independent pharmacies.

Additional features:

A dedicated toll-free number is provided for resident’s to access CVS Caremark’s award winning customer care and a program Web site is available for residents to access program tools and information.

About CVS Caremark

The NLC Healthy Hometown card is administered by CVS Caremark the largest provider of prescriptions and related health care services in the nation. CVS Caremark has administered prescription discount programs since 1992.

This is not insurance. *Savings are only available at participating pharmacies. Savings may vary by drug and by pharmacy. By using this card, residents agree to pay the entire prescription cost less any applicable discount.

Stay Happy. Stay Healthy.


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