Bridgeport residents will soon be receiving free prescription discount cards that help cover prescription, vision care and other medical expenses when residents are not covered by insurance, according to the office of Mayor Bill Finch.
The discount cards will be available to all city residents at no cost to the residents or the city, and are provided through a partnership with the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities, the mayor’s office said.
Finch introduced the Bridgeport Prescription Discount Card and its benefits Wednesday afternoon during a press conference at the Margaret E. Morton Government Center.
According to a release from the mayor's office, the cards "will provide immediate fiscal relief at the pharmacy counter for uninsured and underinsured residents."
They're available to all residents whose prescriptions are not covered by insurance and provide savings on both brand-name and generic medications.
Participating pharmacies include CVS, Rite Aid, Walgreens, Walmart, Stop & Shop and Big Y, among others.
The discount card also helps to cover the cost of medical services including vision, hearing and Lasik treatment.
“The Prescription Discount Card can help alleviate the burden of high-priced prescription drugs for those who are uninsured or underinsured,” said Finch, in a statement on Monday. “I encourage all Bridgeport residents to take advantage of this free program. There are no enrollment forms, membership fees limits or restrictions on use.”