You can begin today to offer your uninsured and underinsured patients up to 75 percent off the retail price for FDA-approved brand and generic prescription medications. As residents of Indiana, your patients have access to a statewide Prescription Assistance Program, started in 2009, called the Indiana Drug Card.

You can order free cards for your office, clinic or hospital and make them available even for patients who have health insurance coverage but with no prescription benefit, which is common with many health savings account and high deductible health plans. The Indiana Drug Card has saved Hoosiers more than $52 million since its inception five years ago.

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The free card is accepted at 56,000 pharmacies across the state including CVS/pharmacy, Kmart, Martin's, Meijer, Osco, Target, Walgreens and many more. You can create as many cards as you need for your patients. The cards are pre-activated and can be used immediately.

No personal information is required to join the program and there are no enrollment forms, eligibility requirements or restrictions of any kind. Average savings using the Indiana Drug Card is about 30 percent, though some may see savings as high as 75 percent, depending on the medication.

You can order a supply of the cards for your patients by contacting Natalie Meyer, program director.

Print your own cards for patients or refer them to print their own cards and learn more about the program on the Indiana Drug Card website.

Indiana Drug Card has chosen CVS as its preferred pharmacy option. That means your patients also can visit any CVS/pharmacy location in Indiana and ask the pharmacy to have their prescriptions processed through the Indiana Drug Card.

There is one more option. The Indiana Drug Card is available as an app for iPhone and Adroid. Search ???Free Rx iCard?? in the app store.