Residents get discount on meds


Mountain View residents will now receive a discount on pharmaceutical drugs whether or not they have health insurance, thanks to a new city-sponsored program.

After Aug. 29, the city will be issuing "prescription discount cards" to residents of all backgrounds and ages. The cards are accepted at 59,000 pharmacies nationwide. When used to buy prescription drugs, residents will be able to save an average of 20 percent on the cost. The city partnered with the National League of Cities to provide the benefit to residents.

The cards can be picked up at City Hall at 500 Castro Street, the Senior Center at 266 Escuela Ave., the Mountain View Library, the Community Center at Rengstorff Park, or at the police station at 1000 Villa Street.

For more information, call Rochelle Kiner at (650) 903-6309 or visit

— Daniel DeBolt


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Posted by Shaz
a resident of Whisman Station
on Sep 5, 2009 at 12:40 am

Is this for all residents or just for Seniors?

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Posted by estefan
a resident of Blossom Valley
on Sep 6, 2009 at 11:27 am

"whether or not they have health insurance" is actually incorrect. The discount only applies to drugs not covered by insurance.

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