Augusta Chamber launches free prescription cards program

The Greater Augusta Regional Chamber of Commerce introduce today a free Chamber RX drug discount card.

Chamber RX is a program of Chamber Solutions, a Norfolk-based firm providing services to chambers of commerce. The card is offered in an effort to make prescription drugs more affordable, especially to people with no health insurance or those who have insurance, but with limited or no prescription coverage.

The card covers medications that are FDA-approved brand name drugs and generic equivalents. There are no costs associated with the program, neither to Chamber members or cardholders who sign up.

Pharmacy discounts are not insurance cards and are not intended as a substitute for insurance. The program is managed by Health Trans, a pharmacy benefit administrator, offering discount programs that help individuals save on prescriptions. The cards are made available through 58,000 chain and independent pharmacies and healthcare service networks nationwide.

“Everyone is accepted, regardless of current health conditions or age, and the card can be used by the entire family with no limits on prescriptions.” said Linda Hershey, president and CEO of the Greater Augusta Regional Chamber of Commerce. “Our main goal is to create a healthy workforce and give back to the community by helping to lower the costs of prescriptions drugs.”

On Thursday, cards will be available from Chamber member exhibitors during the Chamber’s Business Showcase, which is being held at the Best Western Waynesboro Suites & Conference Center from 1-5 p.m. The show is free and open to the general public.

Effective Friday, the cards will be available at member distribution locations throughout the Waynesboro, Staunton and Augusta County (call the Chamber for exact locations) or may be downloaded online at www.chamberRX.com. Just choose The Greater Augusta Regional Chamber of Commerce as your connection.

In addition, cards will be available at the Chamber office, 30 Ladd Road in Fishersville (540.324.1133) and member businesses.

To find out more about this new community outreach program, visit www.augustava.com and click on the members SAVE logo at the bottom of the home page or use the Pharmacy Locator and Medication Pricing tools at www.ChamberRX.com to find the pharmacies closest to you, as well as those that offer the lowest prices for your medication.

Edited by Chris Graham. Chris can be reached at freepress2@ntelos.net.


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