About North Carolina Drug Card
- Free For Everyone. All residents are eligible to get pharmacy discounts through this program. The program may be used to provide savings on prescriptions not covered by your health insurance or Medicare Part D. The program may also be used instead of your insurance coverage when it offers greater savings than your copay.
- No Restrictions. There are no enrollment forms, no age or income requirements, no waiting periods, no eligibility required, no exclusions, covers pre-existing conditions, no claim forms to file, no annual or lifetime limits.
- Lowest Price. This program has Lowest Rx Price Logic to guarantee that you get the best pricing on prescriptions (Card holders pay the lower of a discount off Average Wholesale Price-AWP, discount off MAC Pricing, or Pharmacy Promotional/Retail price). You can save up to 80% on your medications (average savings are roughly 30%)!
- Medications. The program includes discounts on brand and generic medications, open formulary so that all medications are eligible for discounts.
- Accepted Everywhere. The Discount Prescription Card is pre-activated and accepted at over 68,000 pharmacies around the country including most major chains.
- Confidential. No personal information is required to get a card.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Bring the discount card to your pharmacy with your prescriptions.
- Present the discount card to the pharmacist when paying.
- Save on your prescriptions!
The cards are accepted at more than 68,000 major chain pharmacies and local pharmacies across the country. In most cases your current pharmacy will be part of our network.
The North Carolina Drug Card program may be used on all FDA approved brand name and generic prescription medications.
The discount card can provide savings up to 80% off your medications. Pricing varies by pharmacy and is subject to change over time.
This program was launched to help uninsured people afford their prescriptions. However, people with insurance may also use North Carolina Drug Card for discounts on medications not covered by their insurance (non-covered prescriptions). Additionally, the program may have lower pricing than your co-pay. Just ask your pharmacist.
This statewide prescription assistance program is made possible through the support and participation of pharmacies.