Prescription Drug Card


New! Now you can print your own prescription drug card. Visit the National Association of Counties website to print your own card and start saving today.

The Jackson County Prescription Discount Card is free to Jackson County residents.

The high cost of prescription drugs is enough to make many people sick. With prescription drug coverage, staying healthy can come at a high price. With Jackson County Rx, which, yes, is free to all County residents, you can save money on prescription purchases not covered by other insurance.

Who is Covered

Any County resident, with or without prescription drug coverage, can use this program.

Even if you have insurance for prescription drugs, you may still benefit from the Jackson County Rx Card, since it may save you money on prescription drugs your existing coverage doesn't include.

Find a card pick-up location and participating pharmacies. If you need assistance in obtaining a Jackson County Rx card, please call 816-881-3333.

There are no income requirements. No age requirements. No limits on use of the card for the whole family.

Prescription Drug Card Factsheet(PDF, 24KB)


Jackson County Rx is...

  • Valuable: Save an average of 20% off regular prices on all commonly prescribed medications. Save an average of 50% on 3-month supplies of select generics through mail service. Savings are also available on high-tech and injectable drugs through our specialty pharmacy.
  • Easy: There are no claim forms to fill out, no annual fee to pay.
  • Convenient: More than 57,000 participating retail pharmacies nationwide with at least 125 right here in Jackson County!


1. How do I sign up for a Prescription Drug Card?
Please view the Prescription Drug Card page to find out! Prescription Drug Card Page
2. How much does the plan cost?
Your prescription discount card is provided to you free of charge by the County.
3. Does everyone in my family need an individual card?
No. Everyone in the family may use the same card if desired.
4. Can I use this card to get discounts on my pet's medications?
Yes, if your pet has been prescribed a medication, you may receive a discount on the medication by taking the prescription to a participating retail pharmacy.
5. I just received my card. Can I use it right away?
Yes. Just use your card to start saving immediately. Present your prescription discount card at a participating retail pharmacy when you fill or refill your prescriptions.
6. I've lost my card. How can I get a replacement?
Please call toll free 877-321-2652.
7. Can I use my card to get discounts on over-the-counter products and non-prescription medications?
Not usually. However, discounts are available for many diabetic supplies.
8. How is this prescription discount program different from traditional prescription insurance?
This plan is not insurance. It is a prescription discount program. The card provides immediate discounts at the pharmacy. Upon presenting your card to the pharmacist, you will pay the lower of a discounted price or the pharmacy's regular retail price. There are no claim forms to fill out and no limit to the number of times you can use the card. These discounts are available only at participating retail pharmacies.
9. Can I use my prescription discount card with my current insurance benefit to reduce my costs?
Your card cannot be used in conjunction with other insurance. However, you are able to use your card to purchase prescriptions that are not covered by these plans.
10. Can I still use my prescription discount card if I sign up for a Medicare prescription plan?
Yes. You can use your prescription discount card anytime you need to purchase a prescription that is not covered by your Medicare prescription plan or any other insurance.
11. Should I use my prescription discount card during my deductible and coverage gap periods of coverage for covered medications?
No. Only use your prescription discount to purchase non-covered medications.
12. Can I use my prescription discount card in addition to my Medicare prescription plan and get additional discounts?
No. You need to present either your Medicare prescription plan card or your prescription discount card. Only use your prescription discount card when purchasing medications not covered by your Medicare prescription plan.
13. I'm not going to sign up for a Medicare prescription plan. Can I still use my prescription discount card?
Yes. You can continue to use your prescription discount card just as you do today.
14. Which pharmacies accept the card?
The prescription discount card is accepted at 57,000 retail pharmacies nationwide, including many of the leading chains. Ask your local pharmacy if they participate or call toll free 877-321-2652 to find out if a specific pharmacy participates in the program.
15. How much will I save?
While savings on each prescription may vary, you can save an average of 20% off of the pharmacy's regular retail prices for prescription drugs. In addition, you may save even more by choosing from our list of select medications. This list is comprised of products offering additional savings.
16. Will I always receive the lowest price?
Yes. You will receive the best price available to you through this program at the pharmacy. On occasion, pharmacies will price a particular medication lower than the discount rate provided by the card. If this occurs, you will receive the lower price.
17. Can I find out the discount price of my prescriptions before going to the pharmacy?
Because prices can vary by location, only the actual pharmacy can tell you the exact price of the prescription. However, you can look up an estimated price for medications by calling toll free 1-877-321-2652 or visit the National Association of Counties website.
18. Why did the price of my prescription change since the last time I purchased the prescription?
Drug prices differ from pharmacy to pharmacy. Even chains have different prices in their stores depending on the population they are serving. Additionally, manufacturers' drug prices change periodically.
19. The brochure says I can save an average of 20% on my prescription medication. Will I save 20% on all medications?
Because a pharmacy's retail price or usual and customary charge can differ greatly by pharmacy, your exact percentage of savings may vary depending on the prescription drug and the price you have paid before.
20. Do I have to choose between my prescription discount card and the Wal-Mart $4 generic option?
No. Always present your prescription discount card at a participating pharmacy, including Wal-Mart, so you will receive the lowest price available from the pharmacy for that prescription medicine on that day. You will receive the $4 price, when applicable, and the prescription discount card discounted price when it is lower.
21. Should I still present my prescription discount card at Wal-Mart when buying a $4 generic?
Yes. Always present your prescription discount card when buying prescriptions not covered by a prescription drug benefit plan. For generic medicine on the Wal-Mart list, you will pay either $4 or the prescription discount card price, whichever is lower.
22. Can I get an additional discount off the Wal-Mart Generic Drug Program - $4 for select generics - if I show my prescription discount card?
No. When presenting your prescription discount card, you will receive either the pharmacy's regular price for the prescription medicine or the prescription discount card discounted price, whichever is lower. If Wal-Mart's $4 price for select generics is lower than the prescription card price, you will pay $4. With the prescription discount card, you will receive the best price available for your prescription medicine on that day from that pharmacy.
23. What are specialty pharmacies and what kinds of services do they offer?
A specialty pharmacy offers delivery of injectable and select oral specialty medication and supplies to the location of your choice. Services include delivery notification and refill reminder calls to help you stay on your treatment plan. You'll also receive expert care services including counseling, follow-up care calls, informative disease-related materials and access to health experts 24/7.
24. Which drugs are offered through a specialty pharmacy?
Medications for a variety of chronic conditions including:
- Blood dyscrasia
- Crohn's disease
- Cystic fibrosis
- Fabry disease
- Gaucher disease
- Growth hormone deficiency
- Hemophilia
- Hepatitis C
- Immunologic disorders
- Infertility
- MPS 1
- Multiple sclerosis
- Pulmonary hypertension
- Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)
- Rheumatoid arthritis
More are available through specialty pharmacies.
25. What is Mail Service?
With the Caremark Mail Service program, you can purchase up to a 90-day supply of select medications from the mail service pharmacy for a fixed price. It's easy to get started with mail service - just send in the mail service order form along with your original prescription, to Caremark. For a list of medications available and to receive an order form, please call toll free 877-321-2652 or visit the National Association of Counties website.