How does this Prescription Drug Savings Program work?
Washington Drug Card is partnered with companies that negotiates discounts directly with the pharmacies on over 20,000 name brand and generic drugs. These discounts are then passed directly on to cardholders.
Who is eligible to participate in the Washington Drug Card program?
Membership to the Washington Drug Card program has no requirements. Unlike insurance programs, there is no income, age, pre-existing condition, deductible, or waiting period restrictions. The program is designed to help patients nationwide who do not have prescription drug coverage or who have coverage but are subject to large deductibles, large co-pays, formulary limitations, dosing limitations, gaps, and/or any cash out-of-pocket expenses.
How much does the Washington Drug Card membership card cost?
The Washington Drug Card program is absolutely FREE. We provide this service to any and all Washington residents that wish to save on their prescription prices. There are no premiums or deductibles associated with this program whatsoever. Printable cards are available free of charge from our website.
Which prescription drugs do they cover?
The Washington Drug Card Program covers all FDA approved brand name and generic prescription medications. Use our medication pricing tool to search for your prescription.
What is the typical savings amount?
For the year 2012 the average savings was 32% off retail pricing for brand and generic drug prescriptions.
How do I use the Washington Drug Card?
1. Select a pharmacy: Washington Drug Card is valid at over 68,000 network pharmacy locations nationwide. In most cases, your current pharmacy will be part of our network.
2. Submit your prescription: Present your prescription to the pharmacist. If you need to transfer a prescription, bring your empty prescription bottle or label with you to the pharmacy.
3. Present Washington Drug Card: Your card's unique code provides the pharmacist with the appropriately discounted prescription price. The price on the prescription is based on the pharmacy's contracted agreement with Washington Drug Card and our partners.
4. You Save: Your savings will be clear once the pharmacist enters your filled prescription into the register. Whether the lowest discount price is the Washington Drug Card's price, your present insurance program's price, or the pharmacy's already discounted price, you are GUARANTEED to receive the LOWEST price available!
Which pharmacies can I go to?
We have a constantly expanding list of over 68,000 participating major chain pharmacies and local pharmacies nationwide. Use the Pharmacy Locator to see if your pharmacy is in our network. We have also provided a list of participating pharmacies.
Can I check a specific prescription's price before purchasing?
Yes, we have provided a tool that will allow you to look up the cost of your prescription at any pharmacy. This prescription pricing tool is located on our home page, or you can use this medication pricing link.
How can I be assured I am getting the lowest price?
The discounted price may vary by as much as 75% depending on the drug and the pharmacy discount rate contracted with Washington Drug Card. While pharmacy prices may vary from week-to-week and by the geographic location, the patient is guaranteed the lowest price available regardless of whether it is the Washington Drug Card price, your present insurance program's price, or the pharmacy's already discounted price.