We are a family owned and operated community pharmacy with a mission of helping people get the medication they need at prices they can afford. Based on a simple principle, “we don’t deal with insurance companies,” we’re able to offer the same generic prescriptions you get from your regular pharmacy for a fraction of the cost. For more than 10 years, we’ve been making medications affordable again for thousands of people in and around Central Texas.
About Our Owner
Chris Johnson, RPh
I grew up in the Dallas/Fort Worth area before moving to Austin to attend The University of Texas. There I received my Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy in 1995, and became a registered Pharmacist in the State of Texas soon after.
It didn’t take long for me to realize that practicing pharmacy was not what I thought it would be. Ten years of working in independent and grocery store pharmacies was more than enough for me to grow frustrated with insurance companies running the show, mostly at the uninsured patient’s expense. Day after day, uninsured patients walked away from the counter empty-handed because they could not afford the exorbitantly high-priced medication. It was frustrating to say the least, especially knowing how much the medication actually cost the pharmacy. I knew there had to be a better way.
On April 11, 2005, I opened MedSavers with the help of my wife, Bryna. A social worker, Bryna was the perfect partner to launch the return of the personable pharmacy experience. Our mission is to help those with little to no insurance get the medication they need at prices that are easy to swallow.
Prices for prescription drugs vary widely between pharmacies.
- In the U.S., drug prices are neither fixed nor regulated. It’s the reason why two pharmacies across the street from each other can offer the same medication at a price that may differ by more than $100. At MedSavers, you know you’re getting the medication you need at the right price with the right advice.
If you're uninsured, you can get a much better price.
- While prices for most drugs at traditional pharmacies are very high for the uninsured patient, MedSavers makes it possible to afford your prescriptions by offering the same generic medications for up to 75% less.
If you have insurance, your co-pay might not be the best price.
- MedSavers offers a wide-range of generic medications for a fraction of the cost and many times cheaper than your co-pay. Also, many plans have high deductibles or limited formularies that don't cover the drugs you need. Plus, since we don’t have insurance companies slowing us down, you’ll get your medications faster.
How MedSavers Works
For a simple overview of how MedSavers can save you up to 75% on your prescription drugs, watch our video.