The program is open to all residents of the state of Nevada.
Nevada Drug Card is a free prescription assistance program launched in 2008 to help uninsured and underinsured Nevadans. Those with health insurance, Medicare Part D, HSA accounts or high deductible plans can also use the program on medications not covered by their plans. To date, Nevada Drug Card has provided significant savings on brand as well as generic prescription medications at participating pharmacies. Discounts average around 30% but the savings can reach as high as 80%! Every Nevadan and visitor is eligible to participate in the program which helps to maintain patient compliance with their medications. There are also additional savings for eyeglasses, hearing aids, diabetic supplies and more.
Nevada Drug Card is accepted at Albertsons Sav-on, CVS/pharmacy, Kmart, VONS, Raley's, Safeway, Save Mart, Walgreens, Walmart, as well as over 68,000 participating pharmacies across the country. How do you get a card? Obtain a free, pre-activated card by visiting www.nevadadrugcard.com and printing out your personalized card. The website is translatable into Spanish and 50 other languages and allows a user to access drug pricing and pharmacy locations. Cards are also available at Southern Nevada Health Districts, the Mexican Consulate's office, Nevada Restaurant Association, Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce, Boulder City Chamber, Reno-Sparks Chamber, Office of the Governor, Nevada Job Connects, Las Vegas Urban League, American Lung Association and as well as many other organizations throughout the state of Nevada. This Program is not insurance.
Contact the local DHHS office for eligibility requirements.
The Nevada Department of Health and Human Services offers medical assistance through a number of programs for individuals and families. Some of this coverage is free to you, and some requires a small fee.
A child may qualify for Nevada Check Up if: The child is not eligible for Medicaid; The child is a U.S. citizen or "qualified alien." The child did not have health insurance within the last six months, or has recently lost insurance for reasons beyond the parents' control; The child is under age 19 at the date the coverage will begin; and the family's gross annual income is between 100% and 200% of the Federal Poverty Level guidelines.
The Mission of the Nevada Check Up program (Children's Health Insurance Program) is to provide low-cost, comprehensive health care coverage to low income, uninsured children (birth through 18) who are not covered by private insurance or Medicaid.