Washington State Hospital Association Weekly Report (May 2013)

The Washington Drug Card is a free statewide prescription assistance program that offers prescription discounts to all Washington residents. The program provides discounts on both brand and generic medications with an average savings of around 30 percent. The program has no restrictions to membership, including no income requirements, no age limitations and no applications.

The Washington Drug Card is funded by pharmaceutical companies and was launched to help uninsured and underinsured residents afford their prescription medications. The program can also be used by people who have health insurance coverage with no prescription benefits, which is common in many health savings accounts (HSA) and high deductible health plans. Additionally, people with prescription coverage can use the program to get a discount on prescription drugs that are not covered by insurance.

To print a discount drug card, locate participating pharmacies, and search medication pricing, visit www.washingtondrugcard.com.

If you have any questions or would like hard cards for your patients, contact Eric Brown, Program Director for Washington Drug Card, by sending an email to eric.brown@washingtondrugcard.com (Beth Zborowski, bethz@wsha.org )