Health Care
12:20 pm
Wed September 18, 2013

New Haven Offers Free Prescription Discount Card to Residents

The Prescription Discount Card program is administered by ProAct, Inc., which negotiates discount rates with participating pharmacies.
The Prescription Discount Card program is administered by ProAct, Inc., which negotiates discount rates with participating pharmacies.
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New Haven is now the largest city in Connecticut to offer residents a Prescription Discount Card. Mayor John DeStefano introduced the benefit for city residents yesterday. (Click here for a list of all participating towns and cities.)

The card is available to all residents, regardless of age, income, health, or immigration status, at no cost. It provides an a average of 45 percent savings on prescriptions, as well as savings on vision and hearing care. Discounts are arranged directly with participating pharmacies via administrator ProAct, Inc.

The New Haven Register reports that 103 cities and towns in the state offer the prescription discount card, which is available through the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities.