Virginia Drug Card Media Center

Virginia Drug Card

If you don't have prescription drug coverage, or even if you do, consider downloading a free Virginia Drug Card:

As a resident of Virginia, you and your family have access to a FREE Prescription Drug Card program. Simply download your Prescription Drug Card and receive savings of up to 75% at more than 50,000 national and regional pharmacies. You may create as many cards as you need. Participating pharmacies include the following: Giant Pharmacy, Drugstore at Martin's, Ukrop's Pharmacy, Kmart, Safeway and CVS/pharmacy as well as thousands of independent pharmacies. This program has "lowest price" logic to guarantee that you pay the lowest price on your prescriptions (you pay the lower of a discount off the Average Wholesale Price-AWP, a discount calculated off MAC Pricing, or the Pharmacy Promotional/Retail price)

To figure out how much your prescriptions would cost with the discount card, there's a handy medication pricing tool on the site.

I've learned it's usually worth shopping around to find the best prices on medication, especially ones you take on a regular basis, or if you have a non-generic prescription. Insurance co-pays haven't always been the best deal for me, and I've had one or two scripts that insurance wouldn't cover. So my arsenal includes drug cards like this, warehouse clubs (you don't have to be a member of Sam's Club to use its pharmacy), hospital pharmacies, and Walmart/Target $4 and $10 generic drug lists.