Starting Thursday you can save up to 20% on prescriptions, all you have to do is pick up your county drug card.
The discount is free to all county residents. The program is targeted at helping the many Mesa County residents who don't have health insurance. People with health insurance can also use the card if their insurance company won't cover the cost of prescriptions.
County officials say it's important for them to take this step to help their citizens.
"As we all know, health care costs continue to rise every year and some of these people might be on fixed incomes, and they are looking at prescriptions that can be very expensive to them...so that's why this program, we think will supplement their needs very well," said Assistant County Administrator Stefani Conley.
You can get your card at the following locations:
— Mesa County Health Department/Department of Human Services, 510 Road 29 1/2.
— Mesa County Sheriff’s Department, 215 Rice St.
— Old County Court House, 544 Rood Ave.
— Mesa County Workforce Center, 2896 North Ave.
— Development Services Building, 750 Main St.
— Mesa County Clerk and Recorder’s Motor Vehicle Division branch offices:
Mesa Mall, 2424 U.S. Highway 6&50.
Fruita Civic Center, 325 E. Aspen Ave.
Peach Tree Shopping Center, 3225 Interstate 70 Business
Mesa County Fairgrounds, 2785 U.S. Highway 50, Orchard
For more information call 623-8200 or 1-877-321-2652 or click on the link below.