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Fillmore County launches new free discount prescription savings program


Fri, Apr 12th, 2013
Posted in Preston Health & Wellness

Preston, MN – Fillmore County is pleased to join the Coast2Coast Rx Card program.

The new Coast2Coast Rx card will allow all County residents, regardless of income, age, or health status to participate in the program and save on the cost of their medications. This program saved cardholders throughout the nation an average of 60% in 2012 on the cost of prescription drugs. Even pets and other people living outside the County are able to take part in the program. The Rx card will be distributed free of charge and may be used at all pharmacy chains and most independent pharmacies in Fillmore County and includes over 60,000 drugs in its formulary.

“With healthcare costs on the rise, prescription drug discounts will help ease some of the financial burdens individuals and families are facing at a time when they need it the most,” said Commissioner Randy Dahl, Chair of the Fillmore Board of County Commissioners. “There are no eligibility requirements so the Rx card is expected to have a sizeable impact on uninsured residents or residents facing high insurance deductibles. If a particular drug isn’t covered under a person’s health plan – they can use the card to save on those prescriptions.”

Providing savings for residents through the Rx program will come at no expense to the County. Besides the discount on prescriptions, the card also provides discounts on dental, vision, veterinary and hearing services; plus discounts on lab and imaging tests and diabetes supplies and equipment for all family members.

Martin Dettelbach, Chief Marketing Officer of Financial Marketing Concepts, Inc., of Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, the issuer of the Coast2Coast Rx free discount card, says “we are pleased to work with the County to help individuals, their families and pets combat the rising cost of healthcare.” Dettelbach added, “we appreciate all that the County and local pharmacies are doing to help those in need.”

The Coast2Coast Rx card will be available for residents at most participating pharmacies, governmental offices, libraries and County health facilities. Residents will also be able to print the Rx card and view the nearest participating locations at www.coast2coastrx.com.

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Rushford-Peterson Announces 2013 Summer Meal Program

Fri, Apr 5th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Health & Wellness

This summer, all children ages birth to 18, REGARDLESS of income level, will be able to eat FREE breakfasts and lunches at school Mondays thru Fridays during designated serving times. Summer meals will be served as follows: Breakfast from 8:00am-9 ..... 
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Living with Diabetes or Pre-diabetes: new four-week program

Fri, Apr 5th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Health & Wellness

Are you or a family member at risk for developing diabetes or do you have diabetes and could benefit from a refresher course on how to manage your blood sugar? Winona Health’s Living with Diabetes or Pre-diabetes program is for you. Facilitated ..... 
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Living with Diabetes or Pre-diabetes: new four-week program

Thu, Mar 28th, 2013
Posted in All Health & Wellness

Are you or a family member at risk for developing diabetes or do you have diabetes and could benefit from a refresher course on how to manage your blood sugar? Winona Health’s Living with Diabetes or Pre-diabetes program is for you. Facilitated ..... 
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Bloodmobile in Harmony on April 2

Fri, Mar 22nd, 2013
Posted in Harmony Health & Wellness

Harmony will be hosting a bloodmobile at the Harmony Community Center from 1-7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2, 2013. All donors will be required to provide identification before donating, so please remember your donor card or driver’s license. Typica ..... 
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Winneshiek Medical Center invites the community to share health concerns

Fri, Mar 8th, 2013
Posted in All Health & Wellness

Winneshiek Medical Center is seeking community input on the health needs of northeast Iowa and southeast Minnesota though an online survey and local listening sessions. Called a Community Health Needs Assessment, the survey is designed to gather ..... 
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Winneshiek Medical Center invites the community to share health concerns: Mabel listening session March 20

Thu, Mar 7th, 2013
Posted in Mabel Health & Wellness

Winneshiek Medical Center is seeking community input on the health needs of northeast Iowa and southeast Minnesota though an online survey and local listening sessions. Called a Community Health Needs Assessment, the survey is designed to gather ..... 
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Winona Health awarded an “A” for patient safety

Tue, Mar 5th, 2013
Posted in All Health & Wellness

WINONA, Minn., March 5, 2013 – Winona Health was awarded an “A” Hospital Safety Score by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits. The A score was awarded in the lates ..... 
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Weather-related cancellation: Winona Community Health Clinic cancelled for Tuesday, March 5

Tue, Mar 5th, 2013
Posted in All Health & Wellness

The Winona Community Health Clinic, a free clinic providing preventive healthcare services for people who are uninsured and unable pay for healthcare, scheduled for today, Tuesday, March 5 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Winona Health has been cancelled due to ..... 
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