San Joaquin Board of Supervisors Announces $4.5 Million Prescription Savings Milestone for Residents

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The San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors celebrates a five year partnership with the Coast2Coast Rx prescription savings program. The prescription discount card program has saved San Joaquin County residents over $4.5 million since its launch.

Coast2Coast Rx Card

San Joaquin County’s announced the fifth anniversary of its partnership with the Coast2Coast Rx program, the County's free prescription discount card that offers significant savings on thousands of prescriptions and other health care services. The Coast2Coast Rx Card has saved participating residents $4,584,758.05 at its five-year anniversary. Since its launch in August 2010 --18,391 participants have used the card to fill 123,977 prescriptions with an average savings to date of about 65 percent off the retail price in San Joaquin County.

The card helps uninsured residents as well as insured residents that don’t have a particular drug covered in their formulary. In some instances the card is less than an insured’s co-pay so insureds should always check the card’s pricing versus the co-pay amount.

San Joaquin County's endorsement of the program is based on the card's ability to save consumers significantly on their prescriptions and other healthcare services. The card generates revenue for public programs—providing $1.25 to the county for each prescription filled using the card. “We are proud to be able to assist the residents of San Joaquin County with their overall health and well-being. We look forward to saving residents of San Joaquin County a million or more dollars every year,” said Martin Dettelbach, Chief Marketing Officer for the Coast2Coast Rx program.

As many consumers struggle with the high cost of medications and health care expenses, the Coast2Coast Rx card allows many consumers to save on their needed prescriptions while creating a revenue stream for their community. “We are confident the results will continue to grow as more residents participate in the available discounts on prescriptions and healthcare services. We look forward to the strengthening partnership between San Joaquin County and Coast2Coast Rx,” said Steve Rohm, National Sales Manager for the Coast2Coast Rx program.

Consumers can easily access the card by simply printing it from the Coast2Coast Rx website -

The Coast2Coast Rx card allows all County residents, regardless of income, age, or health status to participate in the program and save on the cost of their medications. The program has saved cardholders throughout the nation an average of 60% in 2015 on the cost of prescription drugs. Even pets and people living outside the County are able to take part in the program. The Rx card is distributed free of charge and may be used at all pharmacy chains and most independent pharmacies in San Joaquin County and includes over 60,000 drugs in its formulary.

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