GoodRx helps patients save money on their prescription drugs.

GoodRX offers consumers (regardless of their income) several different services that can help them save money on their prescription drug costs. Everything they offer is free to use and there are no costs or obligations from any consumer. Find everything from coupons to use on medications to free rebate cards, information on pharmaceutical as well as patient discount programs, sales from local pharmacies, and more.

The savings will not only apply to generic or brand name prescription drugs, but also to pet medications as well! GoodRX covers the spectrum in who can benefit from their programs. While the exact savings every customer will receive will vary, there are definitely instances in which patients have saved up to 80% or more on their medications. Note in many cases the company can help you pay a lower price than your insurance co-pay amount. In fact, hundreds of medications may be available for $5, $4, or even less!

Types of assistance programs from GoodRx

There are really three main services offered. One of the main ones will be their discount card. There are also coupon programs. Both the discount card as well as coupon(s) can be used at tens of thousands of pharmacies across the US, ranging from Target to CVS and even local “mom and pop” stores.

 

 

 

The last and final service will be general information/referrals/resources. GoodRX provides consumers information on everything from prescription as well as patient assistance programs to rebated offered directly by pharmaceutical companies. They have on their website a tool that can help a patient find the cheapest prescription drug near where they live. Or find a comprehensive list of programs for free medications.

Discount cards from GoodRx

They are free to print off their website. The cards can be used at literally tens of thousands of pharmacies across the nation, ranging from major stores (Wal-Mart, Target, CVS, etc.) to local stores. Not only can the patient use it themselves, but the discount card can also be used by the entire household so the family can get savings on their medications.

 

 

 

 

While the savings will vary based on the type of prescription drug, it can be as high as 80%. It is available to both the insured as well as patients that lack health insurance. When using the GoodRX discount card, each person is given a group code, member ID, and a few other pieces of data.

GoodRX free coupons

This may be the main way people save money from the GoodRX assistance programs. Coupons are available from multiple sources, including a mobile phone app, able to be printed right off their website, and also email distribution lists. The coupons are also free to use as well as print up. In addition, the mobile app is free to.
Coupons provide the most savings. Those who use this GoodRX service may save between $250 to $300 per year. It can be used by people with health insurance or that lack it as well. The savings provided will also vary based on whether a generic or brand name prescription drug is used.

Additional discounts and savings

The coupons as well as discount program are the two main programs used by their clients. But the company also offers other resources on their website. They can help shoppers find a pharmacy near them that offers the lowest price or that is most convenient. GoodRX also has information on various drug company patient assistance programs, which are also free for low income families.

The bottom line is that prescription drugs are expensive for anyone, whether you are low to moderate income or have health insurance or not. GoodRx offers many different assistance programs that can help patients, no matter their income, save money. The average savings from each customer vary, but it can average hundreds of dollars per year. There are also prescription medications that can be bought at up to 80% off their retail price.

Visit www.goodrx.com to learn more or find programs in your area.

 

 

By Jon McNamara

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