Drug prices have been increasing steadily over the past several years. It is a frustrating problem for those of us who pay out of pocket for medications. It is especially frustrating when you need a drug quickly for an acute illness and are too sick to shop around for the best price. BlinkHealth.com is an online pharmacy benefits management company that is designed to help with just this sort of problem.
BlinkHealth has negotiated discount prices on generic medications. You pay BlinkHealth for the medication with a credit or debit card on their website. They email you a voucher to take to the pharmacy along with your prescription. The pharmacy accepts the voucher as payment. According to their website, they work with the following pharmacy chains in every state: Walmart, Walgreens, CVS, Rite Aid, Target, Kroger, Safeway, Duane Reade, Publix, and Costco. They also work with pharmacies in the MedImpact network. To find out if your pharmacy is in the network, click here. For details on how to use BlinkHealth click here.
Not sure if the price quoted by BlinkHealth is the cheapest alternative? You can compare drug prices at local pharmacies at GoodRx.com. Enter the name of the drug and your zip code. GoodRx will give you a list of cash prices at nearby pharmacies.