Prescription Discount Program

The Prescription Discount Program of Mid-Michigan Health Plan reflects the joint efforts of Mid-Michigan District Health Department, Gratiot/Montcalm County Commission on Aging and Capital Area Community Services.  Its main purpose is to help residents in Clinton, Gratiot, and Montcalm counties who lack drug coverage to get medicine for less at participating pharmacies. Please check out the following three links for more information.

  1. Frequently Asked Questions
  2. Apply Online
  3. Apply Through Mail

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

What is the Mid-Michigan Health Plan (MMHP) Prescription Discount Program?

The MMHP card is a way for residents in Clinton, Gratiot, and Montcalm counties who lack drug coverage to get medicine for less at participating pharmacies.

Who is eligible?

To be eligible you must:

  1. be a resident of Clinton/Gratiot/Montcalm County;

  2. have no other prescription coverage.

How much less will I pay for medicine?

When you present a MMHP card at a participating pharmacy you can expect to save about 20 percent off the retail price of a typical “market basket” of drugs. Savings will typically be between 5 and 25 percent. Discounts as high as 70 percent are possible but not typical. Savings depend on the kinds of medicines used, where you shop, and if the pharmacy is already having a sale on the medicine.

How does it work?

Take your prescription and your MMHP card to your pharmacy. Almost all pharmacies participate, even out-of-state pharmacies that are part of the large chains like Rite Aid and CBS. Give the pharmacist your MMHP 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 pharmacy stocks and you doctor prescribes.

Over-the-counter drugs are not covered even if they are prescribed by your provider.

Does it cost anything to get the card?

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 use a MMHP card?

If you are without a prescription drug benefit you are a “cash customer” at the pharmacy. That means you pay the full cost of the drugs you need at prices set by the pharmacy.

The prices you pay may vary from pharmacy to pharmacy but they are always higher than the prices negotiated by pharmacy benefit managers operating on behalf of insurers. The MMHP card levels the playing field for you. You will be able to get medicine at a lower price.

Who is sponsoring this program?

The program is sponsored by the Mid-Michigan Health Plan (MMHP). The MMHP is organized to develop coverage programs for uninsured and under insured people.

The MMHP is working to bring you this program. The Health Department and Commission On Aging in Gratiot and Montcalm County and Capital Area Community Services are handling registration and enrollment in the program.

How can the MMHP get the discount?

The MMHP works with a pharmacy benefit manager called Claimspro. Claimspro has negotiated prices with pharmacies that are lower than the retail prices that you pay as a cash customer. The lower prices are made available to you when you show your MMHP card at pharmacies.

How can I apply for the program?

There are four ways to register for the MMHP Prescription Discount Program:

   A.  Fill out the application (Click to see the printable version) and stop in or send to:

        (For residents of Montcalm County)

Mid-Michigan District Health Department

615 N. State Street, Suite 1

Stanton, MI 48888

        (For residents of Gratiot County)

Mid-Michigan District Health Department

151 Commerce Drive

Ithaca, MI 48847

        (For residents of Clinton County)

Mid-Michigan District Health Department

1307 E Townsend Rd                

St. Johns, MI 48879

   B.  Over-the-phone registration:

         For residents of Montcalm County, call

                 the Health Department: 989-831-5237

             or,  Commission on Aging: 989-831-7476 ;

         For residents of Gratiot County, call      

                 the Health Department: 989-875-3681

             or,  Commission on Aging: 989-875-5246.

         For residents of Gratiot County, call      

                 the Health Department: 989-224-2195 ext. 3118

             or,  Capital Area Community Services:   989-224-6702.

   C.  Registration by fax:

         For residents of Montcalm County, fax applications to

                 the Health Department: 989-831-9227

             or,  Commission on Aging: 989-831-7485;

         For residents of Gratiot County, fax applications to

                 the Health Department: 989-875-3747

             or,  Commission on Aging: 989-875-5281.

         For residents of Gratiot County, fax applications to

                 the Health Department: 989-224-4300

             or,  Capital Area Community Services: 989-224-0904.

   D.  Applications are now available on-line. Click the following link to fill out the form. 

                 MMHP Online Application

Once the application is completed and processed, your card will be mailed to you along with a list of participating pharmacies in the three-county area. You will receive your card in two to three weeks.

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