Kentucky Rx Card Media Center

Free Prescription Drug Discount Card Launched In Kentucky

A new statewide discount drug card program called the Kentucky Rx Card is being launched today. The program, which is free to all residents of the Commonwealth, will provide savings of up to 75% on prescription drugs (savings should average roughly 30%). This program has no restrictions to membership, no income requirements, no age limitations and no applications to fill out. Kentucky Rx Card is accepted at over 50,000 pharmacy locations across the country.

Kentuckians can download a "FREE" card by visiting Louisville residents can visit any Metro Public Health and Wellness location, Neighborhood Place, Park DuValle Community Health Center, or Greater Louisville Chamber of Commerce to receive a card. Cards will also be available inside the June 8th edition of Job News, a free publication available at more than 100 locations throughout the area. Anyone not able to access the website, or otherwise obtain a member card, can simply visit any CVS/pharmacy or Kmart location in Kentucky and ask the pharmacy to have their prescription processed through the Kentucky Rx Card program.

The card was introduced locally at a news conference today where Greater Louisville Inc.—the Metro Chamber of Commerce, along with Councilwomen Judith Green and Vicki Aubrey Welch, and Dr. Adewale Troutman, Director of the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness voiced their support and commitment to the program.

Kentucky Rx Card was launched to help the uninsured and underinsured citizens of Kentucky afford their prescription medications. However, 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 who have prescription coverage can use this program for non-formulary or non-covered drugs.

The Kentucky Rx Card is a solution to the confusing maze of discount prescription programs that have appeared in recent years. Many of these programs only cover certain drugs, charge fees, and some have membership restrictions such as age and income limitations.