Thursday, April 30, 2009

Free Prescription Discount Card Available

Birmingham City Councilor Roderick Royal held a press conference Thursday morning, April 30, at the downtown Birmingham Public Library to announce the City of Birmingham’s participation in the National League of Cities (NLC) Prescription Discount Card Program.

The discount card program, available starting Monday, May 4, 2009, will save Birmingham residents an average of 20 percent off the retail price of prescription medications. Cards can be picked up at any of the Birmingham Public Library’s locations or downloaded from

Benefits of the program:

*Average savings of 20%
*9 out of 10 pharmacies nationwide participate
*No enrollment fees
*No limit on how many times the card can be used
*No age requirements
*No income requirements
*All family members are covered
*Pet medications that are also used to treat a human condition are covered

To get more program information, locate a pharmacy, look up a drug price, or access health resources, visit or call toll-free 1-888-620-1749.

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