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Fontana Residents Have Access to Easy-to-Use Prescription Drug Discount Card

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The City of Fontana today launched a program to help provide residents with some relief from the high cost of prescription drugs. The city is making free prescription drug discount cards available to city residents through a program sponsored by the National League of Cities (NLC). The discount cards offer city residents average savings of 20 percent off the retail price of commonly prescribed drugs.

The discount cards may be used by all residents of Fontana and has no restrictions based on the resident’s age, income level, or existing health coverage.

The NLC card can be used when purchasing prescription drugs at approximately 92 pharmacies around the city, as well as at more than 59,000 participating retail pharmacies across the country.

“In the current economic climate, where many people are watching what they spend, the City of Fontana is happy to partner with the National League of Cities to make this prescription discount card available for our residents,” said Councilmember Janice Rutherford. “Whether or not an individual has prescription coverage, this program can make it easier for our residents to afford the drugs they need to deal with a short-term illness or stay healthy by managing a chronic condition.”

Cards are available at locations listed below at no cost to city residents. City residents can call toll-free 1-888-620-1749 or visit www.caremark.com/nlc for assistance with the program.

CAP Program at Water of Life Community Church
7625 East Avenue
Fontana, CA 92336

City Clerk’s Office, City of Fontana City Hall
8353 Sierra Avenue
Fontana, CA 92335

Community Services Department Administrative Office
16860 Valencia Avenue
Fontana, CA 92335

Cypress Community Center
8380 Cypress Avenue
Fontana, CA 92335

Don Day Neighborhood Center
14501 Live Oak Avenue
Fontana, CA 92337

Fontana Area Chamber of Commerce
8491 Sierra Avenue
Fontana, CA 92335

Heritage Neighborhood Center
7350 W. Liberty Parkway
Fontana, CA 92336

Jessie Turner Health and Fitness Center
15556 Summit Avenue
Fontana, CA 92336

Josephine Knopf Senior Center
8384 Cypress Avenue
Fontana, CA 92335

Lewis Library and Technology Center
8437 Sierra Avenue
Fontana, CA 92335

Miller Fitness Center
17004 Arrow Boulevard
Fontana, CA 92335

“Not only does the NLC prescription discount card help residents save money on their medications, it is easy to use,” said Councilmember Rutherford. “City of Fontana residents only have to show their card when purchasing medication at one of the many participating pharmacies. There is no enrollment form required to get a card, no membership fee of any kind and city residents and their family members can use the card any time their prescriptions are not covered by insurance.”

The discount card program is administered by CVS Caremark.

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