Illinois Rx Card Media Center

Free Prescription Drug Program Launched in Illinois

(Springfield, IL) – Illinois residents now have access to a free prescription assistance program.

The statewide prescription drug card program, called Illinois Rx Card, is scheduled to officially commence today. Illinois Rx Card is being launched to help the uninsured and underinsured residents of Illinois gain access to significant savings on prescription medications at local pharmacies.

Illinois Rx Card, which is free to all Illinois residents, will provide discounts on medications with an average savings of around 30%. There are no restrictions to membership, no income requirements, no age limit and no applications to fill out. Illinoisans can obtain a free Rx card, search drug pricing, and locate participating pharmacies by visiting Residents can also obtain cards at health centers, hospitals, clinics, and other card distribution sites that are being set up across the state.

Illinois Rx Card is accepted at more than 56,000 pharmacies across the country including all major chains. Anyone that is not able to obtain a member card can visit any CVS/pharmacy or Dominick's location in Illinois and simply reference "Illinois Rx Card" to have a prescription processed through the program. Dominick's and CVS/pharmacy have been named the preferred pharmacies for offering this service to residents.

The Illinois Rx Card is a simple solution to the confusing maze of discount programs that have appeared in recent years. Many of these programs require enrollment and some have membership restrictions such as age and income requirements. The Illinois Rx Card is free and open to all residents.

Additional information on the program can be found at