(Columbus) – The Ohio Drug Card Program announced last week it will distribute free discount prescription drug cards to residents of Ohio.

Every Ohioan is eligible to participate in the Ohio Drug Card Program. There are no restrictions to membership, no income restrictions, no age limit and no applications to fill out. Prescription savings average 30 percent and can range up to 75 percent at more than 50,000 national and regional pharmacies.

Participating pharmacies include Kmart Pharmacy, Rite Aid, Walgreens, CVS/pharmacy, Meijer, Discount Drug Mart and Marc's Pharmacy, as well as thousands of independent pharmacies.

Ohio residents can download free prescription drug cards by visiting www.Ohio DrugCard.com. Anyone not able to access the Web site or otherwise obtain a member card can visit any Kmart Pharmacy location in Ohio. Kmart Pharmacy will process prescriptions through the Ohio Drug Card program even if you do not have a member card.

The Ohio Drug Card Program was launched to help the uninsured and underinsured citizens of Ohio afford their prescription medications. However, the program also can be used by people who have health insurance coverage with no prescription benefits, which is common in many health savings accounts and high-deductible health plans. Additionally, people who have prescription coverage can use this program for nonformulary or noncovered drugs.

The Ohio Drug Card also can be used by individuals who do not qualify for publicly funded programs such as Medicaid and Medicare. It also can be used by people who receive their medicines through charity care providers such as 340B. This program also covers some pet medications that are available at participating pharmacies.

Information about drug pricing and participating pharmacies is available at www.ohiodrugcard.com.