Written and medically reviewed by Dorcas Morak, Pharm.D
Even though the price can be prohibitive, prescription medications are an essential commodity, especially when your health depends on them. As you may be aware, RxLess is dedicated to bringing you ways to save on your medications and relieve your tension related to cost.
Here, you will learn about the Walmart $4 Prescriptions Program, which is one of the most popular cost-saving initiatives. By the time you finish reading this article, you will be aware of the medications that are covered by the program as well as other cost-saving measures you can try in case your medications aren’t covered.
What is the Walmart $4 Prescription Program?
The Walmart $4 Prescriptions Program provides patients with inexpensive medications in 30-day and 90-day supplies with neither a membership requirement nor insurance. There are about 100 generic medications on the list which cost from $4 for a 30-day supply and $10 for a 90-day supply. However, the drugs are only available on prescription.
Does the Program have Restrictions?
The Walmart $4 Prescription Program is not without its limitation, which you should know before telling your healthcare provider to switch any of your prescriptions. The limitations are:
- ** Pricing:** the price of covered drugs varies from one location to another. You should call your local Walmart to confirm the price before filling your prescription.
- North Dakota residents are not included: Walmart's $4 prescription program is not available for residents of North Dakota. People in this area can still enjoy other options like the RxLess free discount card.
- Medications may cost more than $4: the price starts at $4 for a 30-day supply and $10 for a 90-day supply but can cost more. Your location, specific prescription, dosage, and duration of use will determine your actual cost.
- ** Exclusively for generics:** the program is only meant for generic drugs. If you must take branded medications, consider a RxLess free discount card to save.
- May not be the cheapest option: the Walmart $4 Prescription Program is not always the cheapest option to save. You may be able to save more with insurance, a RxLess saving card, or a drug manufacturer rebate system.
- Change without notice: the list of covered drugs may change at any time without notice. Always have a backup plan as you may not be aware of the changes until you get to the pharmacy.
What medications are included on Walmart’s $4 list?
Walmart's $4 Prescription Program includes about 100 generic medications. Check out the full list here. Remember the list can change at any time without prior notice.
Are there Other Ways to Save if My Medications Aren't Covered?
Don't feel bad if your medications aren't covered by Walmart's $4 Prescription Program. There are many other options available:
- Use an RxLess saving card: get your medications cheaper than the retail price using a RxLess discount coupon. You can use the coupon in many participating pharmacies including CVS, Rite Aid, and Walgreens.
- Shop around for the best price: prices differ among pharmacies; always check around for the best price.
- Talk to your healthcare provider: speak to your pharmacist or doctor if you can't afford your medications. They may work on an appropriate alternative for you.
- Fill a 90-Day Supply to Save: In some cases, filling your prescription for a 90-day supply will give you a lower total cost compared to filling the same prescription multiple times for smaller amounts. Even if the drug and the dosage are the same, you will need a brand-new prescription from your doctor to switch to 90-day fills.