(Maryville) – Residents of Blount County and surrounding areas now have access to free discount prescription drug cards through the Blount Partnership.

The Blount Partnership Rx Card was recently launched to help uninsured and underinsured people afford their medications. The program provides savings of up to 75%.

If you'd like to get a card, stop by the Blount Partnership office at 201 S. Washington Street in Maryville or visit the Chamber's website to download one.

The card has no restrictions to membership, no income or age limitations and residents aren't required to fill out an application.

Friends and family who don't live in Blount County can also use the program from anywhere in the U.S. The card is accepted at over 56,000 national and regional pharmacies around the country.

Plus, the program can be used by people who have health insurance coverage with no prescription benefits, which is common in many health savings accounts and high deductible plans.

People who have prescription coverage can use this program for non-covered drugs.