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Focusing on mental health is challenging enough, with so much going on in our lives. Worrying about the cost of care shouldn’t keep you from getting help. The following tips can help you save money on prescriptions.
Prescription costs can vary widely depending on the pharmacy you choose. According to a Consumer Reports survey, the same prescription drug’s price can differ by hundreds of dollars at different pharmacies, even within the same area.
All TRS-ActiveCare plans include prescription drug benefits administered by CVS Caremark®. That means you can use one of the thousands of in-network Caremark pharmacies across the country.
Medications taken for mental health—or any health issue—can cost you more than necessary if you don’t know to look for generic options. Generic versions are available for many popular medications. They work just like the brand-name medications and can save you up to 80%.
Generics have the same active ingredients, strength, and dosage as name-brand medications and meet the same U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) standards for safety and effectiveness.
For any new prescriptions, ask your provider or pharmacist if there is a generic version. If you’re currently taking a name-brand medicine, it’s worth it to ask if you can replace it with a generic. Be sure to check CVS’s list of no-cost generic medications. no-cost generic medications. You can also check drug costs for your plan, so you know how much you’ll pay ahead of time, on the CVS Caremark site.
You can call CVS Caremark at 1-844-345-4577 for more information or for help setting up a payment plan.