The Sandoval County Commission has approved several health initiatives, including a new prescription health and dental discount program for county residents and a push to reduce the number of people with mental illness who are incarcerated.
At Thursday’s meeting, commissioners agreed to authorize the county manager to enter an agreement with the National Association of Counties to participate in the NACo Prescription Discount Card Program.
The agreement would enter Sandoval County into a deal with NACo and CVS Caremark. Once it is made, CVS Caremark would work alongside pharmacies to get a discount for card carriers, said Patricia Miller, director of county human resources and risk management.
The optional program, which will work as a discount program and not as insurance, would provide an average savings of 24 percent for a resident cardholder’s prescription medication that is not covered by insurance.