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Prescription Drug Discount Plan Cards Available from Supervisor Ovitt’s Office

Supervisor Ovitt Honors The Graber Olive House in Ontario

County Services Spotlight – Boy Scout Programs at the County Museum

Donation Drive for Prom Dresses for County Foster Youths is a Big Success

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385 N Arrowhead Avenue
San Bernardino, CA 92415
909-387-4866


Chino Hills District Office:
14010 City Center Drive
Chino Hills, CA 91709
909-465-1895


Staff Members:
Larry Enriquez,
Chief of Staff

Joy Chadwick,
Deputy Chief of Staff

Brian Johsz,
District Director

Annette Taylor,
Executive Secretary

Roman Nava,
Small Business Liason

Jeanna Williams,
Field Representative
March 2012

You’re Invited to Breakfast with Supervisor Ovitt


Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 8:00am

Chaffey College Chino Community Center
5890 College Park Ave.
Chino, CA 91710

Cost: $10.00 per person (cash only please)

Seating is Limited

Please RSVP by March 12th to Jeanna Williams
(909) 465-1895 or jwilliams@sbcounty.gov

Prescription Drug Discount Plan Cards Available from Supervisor Ovitt’s Office


On January 24, 2012, the Board of Supervisors approved a new prescription drug discount program for residents of San Bernardino County. Residents can participate in the free program immediately by printing a card at www.coast2coastrx.com/sbc or you can request that one be sent to you by calling Supervisor Ovitt’s district office in Chino Hills at (909) 465-1895.

In 2010, users of the Coast2Coast Rx card in other counties saved an average of 45 percent on the cost of their prescriptions. The card, which can also be used on pet medications and by people living outside of the county, may be used at all pharmacy chains and most independent pharmacies in San Bernardino County and covers more than 60,000 medications.

The 2009 California Health Interview Study estimated that 28.3 percent of adults and 7.5 percent of children in the County did not have health insurance. The Coast2Coast Rx card will allow all county residents, regardless of income, age, or health status to save on the cost of their medications.

Providing savings for residents through the program will come at no expense to the county. In fact, the operator of the program, Financial Marketing Concepts, will pay the county $1.25 per prescription, which will not affect the price of prescriptions to patients. The county will use the revenue to help fund the Department of Public Health’s Healthy Communities program.

There are no eligibility requirements, so the discount prescription card is expected to have a sizeable impact on uninsured residents and residents facing high insurance deductibles. If a particular drug isn’t covered under a person’s health plan, they can use the card to save on those prescriptions.

Besides the discount on prescriptions, the card also provides a discount of up to 50 percent on dental, vision, hearing and diabetes supplies and 50 percent to 80 percent discounts for lab and imaging tests, further helping residents save even more money on their healthcare costs.

For more information about the program, please visit www.coast2coastrx.com, e-mail cs@coast2coastrx.com, or call toll-free 1-800-931-8872.

Supervisor Ovitt Honors The Graber Olive House in Ontario

Supervisor Ovitt’s Small Business of the Month for March was the Graber Olive House. "San Bernardino County's family owned small businesses are to be commended and honored. An example of this are the Graber family and their olives. The Graber Olive House is truly an institution. Their high quality products are sought around the world and after tasting their olives you will know why the Graber's are the first family of Ontario small businesses."

Supervisor Ovitt Honors The Graber Olive House in Ontario


County Services Spotlight – Boy Scout Programs at the County Museum

Did you know that Boy Scout Merit Badges and Cub Scout Badges can be earned through programs at the San Bernardino County Museum in Redlands? Badges offered include: Indian Lore Merit Badge, Bird Study Merit Badge, and the Bear Cub Space Badge and Astronomy Academic Belt Loop and Pin.

Boy Scouts: Bird Study is $38 per Scout, all others are $22 per Scout. Cub and Webelos: $13 per Scout, parents and siblings are $10 each (includes Museum admission), ages 4 and under are free.

Registration and payment is due at the Museum ten days before the date of the workshop. If you have questions about these workshops or space availability, please contact Nancy Kirkwood at nkirkwood@sbcm.sbcounty.gov.

Boy Scout registration form
Cub and Webelos registration form

http://www.sbcounty.gov/museum/discover/divisions/education/scout.htm

Donation Drive for Prom Dresses for County Foster Youths is a Big Success

Thank you to everyone that brought prom dresses to my district office for our foster youth to wear at their own prom. I greatly appreciate the generosity that was shown.

The youths that will be receiving these dresses are participants in San Bernardino County’s Independent Living Program. ILP is a federal and state funded, nationwide program designed to provide basic life skills, career exploration and job readiness preparation for foster teens. In this program, the eligible teens (16-21 years of age) will learn skills to prepare them to transition to adulthood and living on their own. You can learn more about this program here.


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