We need to make sure everyone has access to the health care they need. The new Prescription $aver Card, issued by the New York State Department of Health, is one way to help ensure our residents can afford the medicine they depend on to stay well.
The Health Department has applications for the free card. The program offers participants significant discounts on thousands of prescription medications, providing savings of up to 60 percent on generic drugs and 30 percent on brand name drugs.
This pamphlet provides you with guidelines about eligibility and contact information for the Prescription $aver Card program.
If you have any questions or comments about this or any other subject, please don’t hesitate to contact my office.
Member of Assembly
- Drug prices can be outrageous
- The Prescription $aver Card can help you afford your medications
- More than 2,500 pharmacies throughout the state participate
- Small, independent pharmacies
- Large chains
- Many drug manufacturers
- To find a pharmacy near you, log on to: nyprescriptionsaver.fhsc.com
- The card is free and provides significant discounts on drugs
- As much as 60 percent on generic drugs
- As much as 30 percent on brand name drugs
Who is eligible?*
New Yorkers who are disabled under Social Security Administration guidelines or are between
the ages of 50 and 64:
- Annual income less than $35,000 for single individuals
- Annual income less than $50,000 for married couples
How do I apply?
- To learn about the Prescription $aver Card program or to apply,
or call 1-800-788-6917
- TTY users should call:1-800-290-9138
- Applications are also available at participating pharmacies
* Medicaid recipients and those enrolled in the Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage (EPIC)
program are ineligible for the Prescription $aver Card.