Tips for Cutting Your Prescription Bills in Half


I'm a college freshman in my second semester, and everything with COVID-19 has really started to affect me. With all of my school work being run remotely, I feel like I've lost the support system of having my friends in person to grab dinner with or hang out in the quad with in between classes. Worst of all, moving home to be with my parents has meant sharing a cramped house with my younger siblings as well as my mom and dad. I'm sleeping on the couch since my old room was given to my younger sister when I went to college. My mom has really bad asthma, too, so everyone's more on edge than usual. All of this has made me more anxious and I'm worried I might have depression, too. I've been talking to an online counselor who's suggested I take some anti-depressants, but my family's worried about the cost. How can I save money on my prescription bills?

First of all, take a deep breath! This global pandemic is affecting everyone differently, and it's important to recognize that you shouldn't be expected to be maximizing this time to its fullest or able to cope with the drastic way it's altered life overnight. That being said, if your online therapist thinks that getting on an antidepressant such as Zoloft would be helpful, you can listen to their advice and consider taking medication. Having the right medication can make a world of difference when it comes to dealing with mental health issues. Even though a prescription to Zoloft may cost you $100 without insurance, it's still possible to save on prescription drugs using something called a pharmacy discount card.

How does a pharmacy discount card work?

Companies like USA Rx offer pharmacy discount cards to help consumers cover the rising costs of medication and out-of-pocket expenses. Even if you have health insurance, the coverage can vary wildly from insurance plan to insurance plan. Sometimes you need a specific medication instead of a generic version, and having a discounted price can be the difference between you getting the medication you need from the pharmacy or not. Companies like USA Rx negotiate discounts on behalf of those that carry their prescription discount cards in order to give people like you the best deal possible on their prescriptions.

In most cases, you can save up to 75 percent on prescription medication at local pharmacies when you show them your drug discount card. Prescription discount cards make it much easier to afford all kinds of prescriptions from your pharmacy, so it's a good idea to get one as soon as possible. From covering your Zoloft prescription to your mother's inhaler, there's no reason not to be saving with a pharmacy discount card. USA Rx's drug discount cards are accepted at over fifty thousand different pharmacies, so search by zip code to find the best deal near you. When you head to the pharmacy to fill your prescription, simply show your prescription discount card to the pharmacist and you'll be able to save instantly, just like any other coupon.

How do you get a discount card for prescriptions?

Thanks to the internet, it's never been easier to get a discount card to use at your pharmacy. USA Rx offers free pre-activated discount cards, meaning that all you have to do is sign up online by providing personal information such as your first and last name, email address, and phone number. Once you've completed your enrollment, you'll be able to print out your discount card to take with you to the pharmacy. It's important to note that you must have an existing prescription in order to use your prescription discount card.

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