North Carolina Drug Card Media Center

North Carolina Drug Card Helping Families & Neighbors

With all the uncertainties in healthcare right now, we would like to remind all residents that the North Carolina Drug Card is here to help. With the help of CVS, the program's preferred pharmacy; we are reaching out to let people know that this program is here to help lower prescription expenses.

The North Carolina Drug Card program offers statewide prescription assistance for all residents. There are no eligibility requirements or restrictions and the program is absolutely free to all. To access the program go to and download your free card, or visit your local CVS and ask for the program.

This prescription savings card is honored by most pharmacies though out the state, it is designed to help those who have little to no insurance coverage, as well as those with insurance, discounting non-covered medications. Program Director, Daniel Dietrich, states that "Anyone can print a card and bring it to their pharmacist to see how it may benefit them; it is compatible with all insurances, including Part D Plans, H.S.A.'s, and High Deductibles".

Since the program was introduced about 4 years ago, the North Carolina Drug Card program has helped thousands of citizens saving millions of dollars, on their prescriptions. Mr. Dietrich added "regardless of your position on the health care debate, all will be affected in one form or another, the North Carolina Drug Card is a free program offering a helping hand during these economic times." The North Carolina Drug Card has partnered with numerous hospitals, health fairs and healthcare related organizations, including Health Access America, Community Action Partnership and others, in reaching out to those who may need it most. The North Carolina Drug Card program is as easy as going to and downloading a card or by visiting your local CVS/pharmacy.

Drug Card Offers Free Prescription Assistance for NC Residents

The North Carolina Drug Card is a statewide prescription assistance program that offers free discount drug cards to all North Carolina residents. The program provides discounts on both brand and generic medications with an average savings of around 30 percent. There are no restrictions to membership, income requirements, or age. Everyone is eligible to receive savings. This program may be beneficial for those physicians who see patients who are uninsured or underinsured.

The North Carolina Drug Card can even be used by people who have health insurance coverage with no prescription benefits, which is common in many health savings accounts (HSA) and high deductible health plans. Individuals with prescription coverage may also use the program to get a discount on prescription drugs that are not covered by insurance.

There are currently more than 56,000 pharmacy locations across the country participating in the program, including all major pharmacy chains. To learn more about the program, click here.