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For Immediate Release: 7/24/2006
Montgomery Rx Discount Prescription Drug Cards Available Throughout County

Montgomery County residents who do not have prescription drug coverage are encouraged to use the Montgomery Rx prescription drug discount cards when filling prescriptions. The Montgomery Rx program, launched in December 2004, provides FREE prescription discount cards to County residents, through a program sponsored by the National Association of Counties. The cards are easy to use and offer average savings of 20 percent off the retail price of commonly prescribed drugs. Since the program began, County residents have saved more than $2.6 million on the price of prescription drugs.

The cards may be used by all County residents, regardless of age, income, or existing health coverage, and are accepted at more than 120 pharmacies in Montgomery County.

Residents can find the FREE cards at all County libraries, County health and human services locations and at participating pharmacies throughout Montgomery County. 

In addition to library locations, discount prescription drug cards are available at the following locations:

• Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center
4805 Edgemoor Lane
Bethesda
240-777-8200, TTY: 240-777-8212

• Eastern Montgomery Regional Services Center
3300 Briggs Chaney Road
Silver Spring
301-777-8400, TTY: 240-777-8418

• Mid-County Regional Services Center
2424 Reedie Drive
Wheaton
240-777-8100, TTY: 240-777-8111

• Silver Spring Regional Services Center
962 Wayne Avenue
Silver Spring
301-565-7300, TTY: 1-800-735-2258

• TESS Community Services Center
8513 Piney Branch Road
Silver Spring
301-565-7675 or via MD Relay at 711

• Upcounty Regional Services Center
12900 Middlebrook Road
Germantown
240-777-8000, TTY: 240-777-8002

• Charles Gilchrist Center for Cultural Diversity
11319 Elkins Street
Wheaton
240-777-4940 or via MD Relay at 711

For more information, go to www.montgomerycountymd.gov and click on the Montgomery Rx link or call 240-777-1245.

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Release ID: 06-253
Media Contact: Mary Anderson 240-777-6534

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