Cattaraugus County Saves Residents More than $200,000 with ProAct Prescription Discount Card

News from Aging, Posted on Thu, 10/24/2013 - 11:33am

The ProAct Prescription Discount Card Program is designed to provide individuals with little or no prescription coverage access to affordable medications. Since Cattaraugus County implemented the discount card back in May of 2012, residents have collectively filled more than 3,700 prescriptions and saved more than $200,000.

By working closely with ProAct, Cattaraugus County joined the growing list of counties across the country that have been able to provide their residents, regardless of age, income, or existing health care coverage, access to affordable prescriptions. Every resident in the county is eligible to utilize the program. The discount card cannot be used in conjunction with any form of insurance to discount co-pays or deductibles. All prescriptions are eligible for a discount, including some pet medications. On average, residents can expect to see savings ranging from 10-20% on name brand medications and 20-70% on generic medications. Simply present the discount card at your local pharmacy when filling your prescription to start saving. To ensure the discount card is accepted at your local pharmacy, or if you would like to price out your medications, please visit You can also contact the ProAct Help Desk at 1-877-776-2285.

“This program is sure to help all residents in the county, not just those who are uninsured,” stated Cathy Mackay, Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging Director. “We encourage every resident, regardless of their health care coverage, to keep a card on-hand to ensure they will not have to pay full cash price for a prescription in the event their insurance does not provide the coverage.”

This Prescription Discount Card Program does not require applications or enrollment fees to participate. The program is completely free to taxpayers, the county and to participating residents. If a resident has lost his or her discount card or if an additional card is needed, extras are available at the Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging/NY Connects, most county departments within the county office buildings, or at any participating pharmacy in the county. If residents have access to the internet, they can also obtain a Cattaraugus County discount card by visiting, For more information, call the Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging/ NY Connects at 716-373-8032 or 1-800-462-2901. 

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