Health, Wellness, & Medication Discounts

With the costs of a healthly lifestyle rising each year, it pays to take advantage of health, wellness, and medication deals where you can find them. These stores and programs will help you be healthy at prices within reach of all budgets. These programs are year-round and available to everyone (except where noted).

Continue reading for information on FREE prescription medications, fitness classes, medical exams, and free mental health support.

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Stay Healthy, Fit, & Happy with Big Discounts

Prescription Medication (FREE and Discounted)

Some stores have done the truly amazing and are offering certain generic medications for FREE (NOTE that all Rx discount programs require a valid doctor’s prescription). These programs may change at any time, but currently the deals for FREE MEDICATIONS at Publix, Meijer, and Price Chopper cannot be beat!

Prescription Discounts Available to Everyone

The following stores offer Rx discounts to everyone. No fees are required to take advantage of these discounts! Program enrollment required where noted.

  • Bi-Lo Discount Prescriptions
    • $4 or $8 (select generics) 30 day supply
    • $10, $24, or $27 (select generics) 90 day supply
  • H-E-B Discount Prescriptions
    • $4 (select generics) 30 day supply
    • $10, $20, or $30 (select generics) 90 day supply
  • HyVee Discount Prescriptions
    • $4 for select generics 30 day supply
    • $10 or $25 for select generics 90 day supply
  • Publix Pharmacy FREE Prescriptions
    • High Blood Pressure (Amlodipine, Lisinopril) / 90 day supply
    • Diabetes (Lisinopril, Metformin) / 90 day supply
    • Antibiotics (Amoxicillin, Ampicillin, SMZ-TMP tablets, and Penicillin VK) / 14 day supply
  • Publix Pharmacy Discount Prescriptions ($7.50 for a 90 day supply)
    • Heart Health/Cardiovascular (clonidine, clopidogrel, furosemide, hydralazine, hydrochlorothiazide, jantoven (warfarin), losartan, metoprolol tartrate, triamterene-HCTZ)
    • Diabetes (glimepiride)
    • Cholesterol (simvastatin)
    • Mental Health (amitriptyline HCL, buspirone, sertraline)
    • Seizure Disorders (topiramate)
    • Parkinson’s Disease (ropinirole)
    • Alzheimer’s Disease (donepezil)
    • Osteoporosis (alendronate)
    • Gout (allopurinol)
    • Arthritis/Pain (meloxicam)
    • Gastrointestinal (omeprazole, ranitidine)
    • Asthma & Allergies (cetirizine HCL)
    • Men’s Health (tamsulosin)
    • Women’s Health (estradiol)
  • Meijer FREE Prescriptions
    • Select antibiotics
    • Select prenatal vitamins
    • Metformin Immediate Release
    • Atorvastatin Calcium
  • Price Chopper FREE Prescriptions
    • generic diabetes medication, supplies, and a meter
  • Price Chopper Discount Prescriptions
    • $14.99 – 50ct GE Test Strips (diabetes management)
    • low-cost medications with free enrollment in RxAdvantEdge
  • Rite Aid Discount Prescriptions (with FREE enrollment in Rx Savings Plan)
    • $9.99 select generics (30 day supply)
    • $15.99 select generics (90 day supply)
    • $19.99 select generic oral contraceptives (28 day supply)
    • additional specially priced generic medications available
  • Schnucks Discount Prescriptions
    • $2 oral diabetes select generics
    • $4 select generics (30 day supply)
    • $9 oral breast cancer select generics
    • $10 select generics (90 day supply)
  • Walmart Discount Prescriptions
    • $4 or $9 select generics (30 day supply)
    • $10 or $24 select generics (90 day supply)
  • Winn-Dixie Discount Prescriptions
    • $4 select generics (30 day supply)
    • $10 select generics (90 day supply)
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FREE and Discounted Prescription Drug Programs

Paid Membership Prescription Discounts

There are also places that offer free and discounted medications to members of their paid membership programs. It may be worth looking into these programs if there are no other options for low- or no-cost medications in your area.

Free Fitness Events & Classes

Often you can stay a step ahead of health issues by staying fit with exercise and fitness classes. There are many places to test out a new way to move with the free options below.

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Free Yoga Classes

    • store calendar includes meditation, glute + core workout, barre3, and more!
    • Find a nearby store and click the “store classes & events” to view and register for classes
  • ClassPass: 2 week free trial for new members includes pilates, yoga, dance, + more at thousands of locations
  • CorePower Yoga: 1 week free trial for new members
  • Crunch: Free 3 day trial
  • LL Bean: outdoor discovery programs include archery, paddle boarding, canoeing, + more!
  • Lululemon “Sweat with Us” events: enjoy ongoing free yoga classes, hiking, run clubs, + more
  • Orvis: free fly fishing classes at select locations
    • Fly Fishing 101 class is free!
    • Fly Fishing 201 class may have a nominal fee
      • A free Trout Unlimited Membership ($35 value) is included for all FF101 and FF201 graduates!
  • REI classes and events: choose your city and select price “Free” events for climbing, yoga, hiking, + more (ongoing)
  • Plus… try a FREE intro class at top fitness studios including OrangeTheory, LA Fitness, 9Round, Life Time Fitness, Gold’s Gym, Blink Fitness, and many local gym studios including the YMCA

Free and Discounted Medical Exams & Visits

While it is often irrestible to search online for medical symptoms and self-diagnose, there is no substitute for in-person care by a medical practitioner. Take advantage of these resources to get a professional opinion for your health concerns.

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Discounts on Vision and Medical Care

  • Eye Care America provides 2 main services available to select groups:
    • The Seniors Program connects eligible seniors (65+) with local volunteer ophthalmologists who provide a medical eye exam (often at no out-of-pocket cost), and up to one year of followup care for any condition diagnosed during the initial exam
    • The Glaucoma Program provides a glaucoma eye exam at no cost to those who are eligible and uninsured. Eligible people are those at increased risk for glaucoma (determined by your age, race, and family history).
    • List of resources by city and state that can connect economically disadvantaged individuals with free or low-cost healthcare, screenings, and more
  • Planned Parenthood
    • One of the nation’s leading providers of high-quality, affordable health care, and the nation’s largest provider of sex education
    • Services available for both women and men

FREE Mental Health Assistance

There are certain issues that need to be addressed as soon as possible, and cannot wait for an in-person visit to a doctor or medical professional. Know that help is available to you at any hour of the day. You can either choose to talk to someone over the phone, or chat / text when that feels more comfortable. These resources are FREE and ready to help.

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Free Crisis Support via Phone and Online

Wishing you wellness and health. Please share and / or comment if there are any additional resources that may be helpful.

13 Responses

  1. Russ Green says:

    Personally, I really do need to start taking more care of my health, I’m over weight and I don’t do much in the form of exercise these days, I’m also on a low budget, so I’m pleased that I came across your informative article Alyce, you must have done lots of research to have found all these discount programs and special offers, I am on long term medication for high blood pressure so I will certainly be taking advantage of the discounts I have found here, thank you for sharing this very useful information, I have bookmarked this website for future reference.


    • Alyce says:

      Hi Russ, we all need to take care of our health in order to perform our best. It’s sometimes a challenge to find ways to stay engaged and motivated, so it’s great to see a variety of free options to gain some momentum on that front. 

      Wishing you all the best, Alyce

  2. Aabidah Ahmed says:

    I am always one for living a healthy lifestyle and I love discounts! and Freebies!

    I will definitely join the Free Fitness Events and Classes. Yoga is what I like to add to my routine of working out. I do yoga after working out to calm down my muscles after training them. I won’t mind these free extra lessons on yoga.

    Thank you for sharing such a wide variety of options and for covering this topic.

    All the best to you.

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Aabidah! Isn’t it awesome that there are so many different free classes to take advantage of? Yoga is such a great way to stay centered — excellent choice!

      Warm Regards, Alyce

  3. AmDetermined says:

    Your area of specification requires a lot, you are indeed a hard working type in your researchs for you to get many program that helps in discount it is not an easy task keep it up I like it.

    i have note among the list in your post that offer almost free fitness classes because I don’t joke with my fitness I would visit one of the programs in your list. 

    thank for helping.

  4. Kristin says:

    Thanks for the tips 🙂 I’ve done both the Classpass and Lululemon free event before in LA. They had a beach yoga event, entirely free. Highly recommend for anyone in a city they run events in as they’re taught by actual trained instructors and are usually more interesting than a gym class.

    • Alyce says:

      How cool! I’d love to try a beach yoga class – that sounds so good for the body and spirit!!
      Thanks for sharing how impressed you’ve been with both Classpass and Lululemon!!
      Warm Regards, Alyce

  5. Jay51 says:

    This website has a lot to offer in terms of available discount programs and special occasions that will appeal to many people. The list of discount programs and special occasion offers is long and extensive.

    Again, I liked your website very much, especially your choice of photos and graphics. I hope it’s very successful for you.

    Well done!

  6. Jenny says:

    This is an amazing resource page.  There are not enough of these out the for prescriptions. As someone who has to take a pill  every day and have for the last 3 years I know how costly reaccuring prescriptions can be.  I have insurence now thank goodness but this is awesome for when you don’t. I cannot believe the price of some medications today, even the generic ones.  I think this is an awesome page, very useful!

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Jenny, I imagine there are a lot of us out there who would like to spend less on Rx! It can be frustrating to comparison shop for prescriptions, but these stores make it easy with their published lists of generic drugs that qualify for the low pricing. 

      Wishing you all the best. Warm Regards, Alyce

  7. Mike says:

    Wow!  What an eye opening and completely thorough article.  I never knew there were so many options available.  This has given me a ray of sunshine today as the current medications I am taking can be a little expensive.  The fitness classes mentioned can hopefully be a good place to start with making some necessary changes to eventually reduce my medications.

    Are you aware of any senior discount rates that might be offered at the gyms you mentioned?



    • Alyce says:

      Hi Mike, It’s great that these will save you some money! I was also surprised at the fantastic Rx deals available and will be switching my pharmacy to Publix next month!! 

      The YMCA does have a small senior discount on their annual rates at my local gyms. I didn’t notice senior discounts for any others, but it never hurts to ask! Also, stay tuned for new posts as a “Senior Deals” post is coming soon. 

      Wishing you all the best! 

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