Iowa Drug Card Media Center

Iowa Drug Card is now available

(Des Moines) – A new statewide discount drug card program called the Iowa Drug Card is now available to all Iowa residents.

The program, which is free to all Iowans, will provide savings of up to 75 percent on prescription drugs with average savings of around 30 percent. There are no restrictions to membership, no income restrictions, no age limit and no applications to fill out.

Iowa Drug Card is accepted at more than 50,000 national and regional pharmacies around the country. Participating pharmacies include Kmart Pharmacy, Walgreens, CVS/pharmacy Rite Aid, and Hy-Vee, as well as thousands of independent pharmacies.

Iowans can download a free card by visiting

Anyone not able to access the Web site, or otherwise obtain a member card, can visit any Kmart Pharmacy in Iowa. Kmart Pharmacy will process your prescription through the Iowa Drug Card program even if you do not have a member card.

The Iowa Drug Card Program was launched to help the uninsured and underinsured citizens of Iowa afford their prescription medications. However, the program can also be used by people who have health insurance coverage with no prescription benefits, which is common in many health savings accounts and high deductible health plans. Additionally, people who have prescription coverage can use this program for non-formulary or non-covered drugs.

The Iowa Drug Card can also be used by individuals who do not qualify for publicly funded programs such as Medicaid and Medicare. It can also be used by people who receive their medicines through charity care providers such as 340B, a federally funded program that grants discounts to providers, and require a drug that is not available to them. This program even covers some pet medications that are available at participating pharmacies. The Iowa Drug Card Program has no restrictions or participation requirements and is open to every resident of Iowa.

You can search for drug pricing and participating pharmacies at The card is pre-activated and can be used at any participating pharmacy.

What the card will do for you:

Iowa Drug Card, a statewide free prescription drug card that allows savings of up to 75 percent on prescriptions at participating pharmacies.

  • WHO: Any Iowa resident, regardless of age or income.
  • WHY: Iowa Drug Card helps the uninsured and under-insured afford their prescription medications. The program can also be used by people who have health insurance coverage without prescription benefits.
  • WHEN: The program was launched Tuesday and Iowa residents can register at any time.
  • WHERE: The card can be downloaded at or processed at any Iowa Kmart location.