The City of Delray Beach will launch a program on Thursday, March 1, 2012, to help provide residents with some relief from the high cost of prescription medications. Through the program — sponsored by the National League of Cities (NLC) — the City is making free prescription discount cards available to City residents. The discount cards offer City residents an average of 23 percent savings off the retail price of prescription medications. The NLC Prescription Discount Card can be used by all residents of the City of Delray Beach and has no restrictions based on a resident’s age, income level, or existing health coverage. The card can be used at approximately thirty (30) pharmacies around the City, as well as at more than 60,000 participating retail pharmacies across the country. Residents can obtain a free NLC Prescription Discount Card in a number of ways. They can print them from the Internet at www.caremark.com/nlc or can get a card at various locations throughout the City including Delray Beach City Hall lobby (100 NW 1st Avenue), the Neighborhood Resource Center (141 SW 12th Avenue), City of Delray Beach Community Center (50 NW 1st Avenue), the Delray Beach Public Library (100 W Atlantic Avenue), Veterans Park (802 NE 1st Street) and Pompey Park (1101 NW 2nd Street). Residents can also use www.caremark.com/nlc to locate the nearest participating pharmacy or call toll-free at 1.888.620.1749 for assistance with the program.