What the Prescription Discount Card is:
The National League of Cities (NLC) “My Healthy Hometown” card is designed to help Kankakee residents save money on prescriptions that are not covered by insurance. The program is offered in collaboration with the National League of Cities through their member cities. The program is NOT insurance.
Who it is for:
The card is offered to all City of Kankakee residents. There are no age or income restrictions. There are no restrictions and no limits on how many times individuals can use the card. One card can be used by all family members.
While savings may vary by drug and by pharmacy, the NLC “My Healthy Hometown” card program provides average savings of 24%. Residents will pay the negotiated discount price offered through the program or the pharmacy’s retail price whichever is lower.
What the program costs:
The card is FREE. There is no cost to the City of Kankakee or to the residents to use the card. There are no enrollment fees and no membership fees. Residents just pay the prescription cost less any applicable discounts.
How residents access the program:
There is no waiting period. City of Kankakee residents simply present their card at a participating pharmacy. More than 68,000 pharmacies nationwide participate in the program, including the major chains as well as many independent pharmacies.
A dedicated toll-free number is provided for residents to access CVS Caremark’s award- winning customer care. Residents can call toll-free at 1-888-620-1749. Pharmacists can call toll-free at 1-800-364-6331.
About CVS Caremark
The NLC “My Healthy Hometown” card is administered by CVS Caremark, the largest provider of prescriptions and related health care services in the nation. CVS Caremark has administered prescription discount programs since 1992.
This is not insurance. *Savings are only available at participating pharmacies. Savings may vary by drug and by pharmacy. By using this card, residents agree to pay the entire prescription cost less any applicable discount.