Early in 2003, the State of Arizona introduced a Prescription Drug Discount Plan to assist senior Arizonans with the ever-rising cost of prescription drugs. When Janet Napolitano was Arizona's Governor she implemented the next phase of that program: Arizona’s CoppeRx program. The AZ CoppeRx Card provides:
- Discounts to all Arizona residents (not just Arizonans who are eligible for Medicare).
- Discounts of on average of 20% on generic and brand name prescription drugs.
- Will cover gaps (donut-hole) in the Medicare prescription program.
- No formulary – every drug is discounted.
- The CoppeRx Card is free. (There originally was a fee to get the card.)
When the program originated, all seniors over the age of 65, as well as Medicare-eligible disabled Arizonans received their prescription drug card in the mail. Now, every resident of Arizona may get one by calling, toll-free, 1-888-227-8315 or online if you have a printer connected.
The CoppeRx Card is a significant improvement to the previous program, and far simpler and more effective than the Federal Medicare Prescription Program that began in January 2006. For more details about the Arizona Prescription Drug Plan, otherwise known as AZ CoppeRx, visit the Governor's website.
All dates, times, prices and offerings are subject to change without notice.