The MiRx (My Prescription) Card is a prescription drug discount program for Michigan residents who do not have any prescription drug coverage.
The MiRx Card program is free. There is no cost for the card. There is no cost to enroll in the program. And, the MiRx card is easy to use. MiRx card holders will take their prescription and their MiRx card to their local participating pharmacy. The pharmacist will fill the prescription and charge the MiRx discounted price. The discount is good on any medicine the pharmacist stocks and your doctor prescribes. Over-the-counter drugs are not covered even if they are prescribed by your doctor.
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The MiRx Card — Michigan’s Prescription Drug
The MiRx card is a simple and easy way to help my family cover all of our prescriptions.
We typically pay about 20% less per month using the MiRx card. The registration was simple and now all I do is hand the card to my pharmacist with our prescriptions and we automatically get the discount.
Hey, the MiRx card is free, but the benefit we get every month is priceless!
How much less will I pay for prescription drug coverage?
When you present your MiRx card at participating pharmacies you can expect to save about 20 percent off the retail price of common prescription drugs. Savings will typically be between 5 and 25 percent, depending on the prescription drug and whether it is generic or a brand name.
The MiRx card is easy to use
Take your prescription and your MiRx card to your pharmacy. Participating pharmacies will be listed on the Department of Community Health web site (www.michigan.gov/mdch). Give the pharmacist your MiRx card and prescription. The pharmacist will fill the prescription and charge you the discounted price. You will be expected to pay for the medicine at the discounted price. Always show your card for refills.
Are all drugs covered?
The discount is good on any medicine the pharmacist stocks and your doctor prescribes. Over-the-counter drugs are not covered even if they are prescribed by your doctor.
There is no cost for the card or to enroll in the program. You just pay the discounted price to the pharmacy.
Why should I get the MiRx card?
If you don’t have coverage, you will pay less for your medicines if you have an MiRx card.
Pharmacies can charge different prices for the same medicines. With the MiRx card, you will be able to get your prescription medication at a lower price.
Who is sponsoring this program?
The program is sponsored by the State of Michigan. The MiRx card was developed to provide prescription drug discount coverage programs for uninsured and under insured Michigan residents.
How can the State of Michigan get the discount?
The State has negotiated a discount on the prices with pharmacies. These prices are lower than the retail prices that you would pay as a cash customer. The lower prices are made available to you when you show your MiRx card to participating pharmacies.
How can I apply for the program?
Each family member or member of a household must be enrolled in the program. Each applicant will receive their own MiRx card. All eligible members of a family or household should be included on the enrollment form.
• Fill out the application (on the back of this brochure)
and mail it to: MiRx Enrollment
P.O. Box 30412 Lansing, MI 48909
- If you have questions, call the MiRx Enrollment Hotline at 1-866-755-6479
- Copies of the MiRx application can be downloaded from the MDCH web site: www.michigan.gov/mdch
Once the application is completed and processed, First Health Services will mail your card to you along with a list of participating pharmacies in your area. You will receive your card in two to three weeks.