AARP does not maintain or operate its own pharmacies, though it does partner with thousands of retail pharmacies across the country to offer members discounts on prescription medication not covered by Medicare or other insurance plans. To locate these pharmacies, members may contact a nearby pharmacy to inquire about participation in the program or contact the AARP program support line to inquire about other resources.
Enrolling for a membership with the AARP grants access to a discount prescription medication program that helps subsidize the cost of various FDA-approved medicines after any coverage or discounts from a private insurance plan or Medicare Part D. Since the organization does not offer a single directory of participating pharmacies, members need to check with local locations to find out about participation. Many pharmacies post store locator tools on their websites to help customers find nearby branches, which also include pharmacy phone numbers.
Participation in the program does not require any additional action from members to activate, though members must present copies of their discount prescription cards by downloading and printing them from AARPPharmacy.com, as of 2015. When the member visits a participating pharmacy to pay for a prescription, she must present the card to the pharmacist to activate the discount, if applicable. Members may also download the AARP mobile app to access a digital version of the prescription discount card.