County officials are providing residents with new prescription medicine cards that can save individuals over 20 percent on the purchase price of most medications. The card is free for residents, the application process is quick and simple, and there is no cost to acquire the card, and no premiums to pay.
The National Association of Counties recently issued these new cards for the prescription discount program for Guadalupe County residents.
The assistance program, which Caremark and NACo make available in hundreds of counties across the state of Texas, is already used by a few hundred county residents, but many more people should sign up as it is free card that automatically saves more than 20 percent on most drugs.
The cards are primarily used to help those people who do not have health insurance or who are underinsured from their current insurance plans. However anyone can use them. Dial 803-303-8854.
Community Council of South Central Texas, Inc. is located at 808 E. Pine, Seguin, Texas 78155, dial (830)379-3022. The non-profit provides individuals and low income families access to Section 8 Housing, utility and electric bill assistance, case management services, and migrant/farm worker assistance. Click here to learn more about the housing voucher program.
Randolph Area Christian Assistance Program is also known as RACAP. Regardless of your religion or background, the needy and low income can access emergency assistance programs. These include emergency rental assistance, eviction prevention, prescription drugs, and information on government programs and other local non-profits. As with most agencies, funding is very limited and will depend on donations and various government grants obtained. Address is 307 Pfeil St., Schertz, Texas 78154, or call (210)658-1613
Seguin Unit of the Salvation Army is the local branch of the nation’s leading non-profit charity. Call to speak to a social worker to learn about financial assistance programs. Resources offered include food, assistance with utility and cooling bills, rent help, prescription medications, disaster relief assistance, and work clothes. 1017 Kingsbury St., Seguin, TX 78155, telephone (830)401-4872. Learn more on the Salvation Army centers in Texas.
The Eats Foundation is a non-profit to call for food or emergency financial assistance. Or stop by their office at 767 S. Saunders, Seguin, Texas 78155. The center may be able to offer qualified families with emergency financial assistance for paying for basic needs. Get help with utilities and medications that are not provided in the formulary. The free food pantry is also open most evenings too. Phone (830)372-4900
Everyday Christian Fellowship runs an emergency food bank. Call (210)659-6300
Good Shepherd Catholic Church - dial (210)658-4350
Our Lady of Guadalupe Church
Address is 409 W. Krezdorn
Seguin, TX 78155
Call (830)379-4338 to get information on the pantry. Items can include fresh fruits, canned food, baby formula, and more.
The Christian Cupboard, Inc. pays for and sponsors a food bank for the low income. 516 N. Camp, Seguin, Texas 78155, (830)379-4857
There are more food pantries and clothing closets. Not only may groceries be offered, but some charities have free clothes, applications to SNAP food stamps, and hygiene items. During the winter there may also be holiday meals or gifts too. More information.
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