Assemblywoman Russell: State Accepting Applications for Prescription $aver Card

New program for middle-aged and disabled will save eligible New Yorkers 30 to 60 percent on drug costs beginning April 1
March 23, 2009
Assemblywoman Addie J. Russell (D-Theresa) announced that the New York State Department of Health is now accepting applications for the new, free New York Prescription $aver Card. The Prescription $aver Card program will serve low-income New Yorkers who are disabled or are between the ages of 50 and 64. To be eligible for this benefit, the annual income must be $35,000 or less for single individuals or $50,000 or less for married couples. Medicaid recipients or those enrolled in the Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage (EPIC) program are not eligible for the Prescription $aver Card.

“This program builds on the St. Lawrence and Jefferson County Prescription Drug Discount Cards already in place,” Addie said. “This additional discount card will allow consumers to compare prices in order to achieve the greatest cost savings. In these tough times we must ensure everyone has access to affordable healthcare. Ones ability to afford their prescription medication should not be based on the amount they earn. We need to work toward ensuring that no North Country resident goes without their needed medication, and this is a step in the right direction.”

The program will offer participants significant discounts on thousands of prescription medications, providing savings of more than 60 percent on generic drugs and 30 percent on brand name drugs. Card recipients will be able to take advantage of the savings beginning April 1.

“This is a great example of how the private sector and public sector can come together to benefit the community,” Addie said. “I will continue to support efforts to make healthcare and medications more affordable. Proper healthcare should no longer be a privilege, but a right.”

To learn more about the Prescription $aver Card program or to apply, visit http://nyprescriptionsaver.fhsc.com or call 1-800-788-6917. Below is a list of participating local pharmacies.

Jefferson County


CLAYTON

KINNEY DRUGS INC
822 JAMES STREET
CLAYTON, NY 13624
(315) 686-5121

ALEXANDRIA BAY

KINNEY DRUGS INC
21 NYS ROUTE 12
ALEXANDRIA BAY, NY 13607
(315) 482-6270

WATERTOWN

KINNEY DRUGS INC
1729 STATE STREET
WATERTOWN, NY 13601-3104
(315) 788-3570

KINNEY DRUGS INC
22056 US ROUTE 11
WATERTOWN, NY 13601-1693
(315) 782-6530

KINNEY DRUGS INC
1304 WASHINGTON STREET
WATERTOWN, NY 13601-4598
(315) 782-5700

KINNEY DRUGS INC 905
COFFEEN STREET
WATERTOWN, NY 13601
(315) 788-9366

KMART PHARMACY
7432 21082 PIONEER PLAZA ROAD
WATERTOWN, NY 13601
(315) 788-0146

MEDICAL CENTER PHARMACY
161 CLINTON ST
WATERTOWN, NY 13601-3622
(315) 788-4040

PRICE CHOPPER PHARMACY
1283 ARSENAL ST
WATERTOWN, NY 13601
(315) 786-2947

RITE AID PHARMACY
315 ARSENAL STREET
WATERTOWN, NY 13601-2431
(315) 785-9079

RITE AID PHARMACY
842 STATE STREET
WATERTOWN, NY 13601-2843
(315) 788-8768

RITE AID PHARMACY
1222 ARSENAL STREET
WATERTOWN, NY 13601
(315) 782-8200

WALGREEN DRUG STORE
929 ARSENAL ST
WATERTOWN, NY 13601-2305
(315) 788-0309

WALGREEN DRUG STORE
1655 STATE ST
WATERTOWN, NY 13601
(315) 785-1088

St. Lawrence County


OGDENSBURG

KIMROS MEDICINE PLACE
511 STATE ST
OGDENSBURG, NY 13669
(315) 393-6290

RITE AID PHARMACY
908 STATE STREET
OGDENSBURG, NY 13669-3348
(315) 393-1714

WALGREEN DRUG STORE
723 CANTON ST
OGDENSBURG, NY 13699-0001
(315) 393-9214

CANTON

KINNEY DRUGS INC
40 STATE HIGHWAY 310
CANTON, NY 13617-1463
(315) 386-4563

P AND C FOOD AND PHARMACY
3090 JUNCTION ROUTE 11 AND 310
CANTON, NY 13617
(315) 379-9620

RITE AID PHARMACY
19 MINER STREET
CANTON, NY 13617-1231
(315) 386-8611

POTSDAM

KINNEY DRUGS INC 200 MARKET STREET
POTSDAM, NY 13676-1232
(315) 265-2770

WALGREEN DRUG STORE
175 MARKET ST
POTSDAM, NY 13676-1221
(315) 265-6192

KINNEY DRUGS INC
48 MAPLE ST
POTSDAM, NY 13676
(315) 262-0529

,b>MASSENA

KINNEY DRUGS INC
300 MAIN STREET
MASSENA, NY 13662-2383
(315) 764-0559

KINNEY DRUGS INC
210 NORTH MAIN STREET
MASSENA, NY 13662
(315) 764-7153

RITE AID PHARMACY
87 MAIN STREET
MASSENA, NY 13662-1913
(315) 769-3484

RITE AID PHARMACY
134 HARTE HAVEN PLAZA
MASSENA, NY 13662
(315) 769-9961

WALGREEN DRUG STORE
303 MAIN ST
MASSENA, NY 13662
(315) 764-0204