SingleCare is a free prescription discount card service that helps you get the lowest prices on over 10,000 generic and brand prescriptions. Partnering with major pharmacies like Walgreens and Kroger, SingleCare can get you up to 80% off prescription prices. Using their free mobile app, you can easily compare prices by pharmacy, check for price changes, and get the lowest prices on popular prescription drugs without relying on insurance.
In this review, I’ll take a look at how SingleCare compares to other competing prescription discount card services like GoodRx and ScriptSave WellRx, and examine how it works.
Free and easy to use: You can download the SingleCare app from the App Store or Google Play. It’s free and easy to use, and you can browse the app to find prescription drugs without creating an account.
Wide availability: You can use your free SingleCare discount card at over 35,000 pharmacies nationwide.
Home delivery: SingleCare has partnered with GeniusRx to offer home delivery on 4,000 eligible prescription drugs. With this service, you can get your prescriptions delivered for free.
Save up to 80 percent: SingleCare partners with major pharmacies like Walmart and Costco to negotiate the best price on prescription drugs. Save up to 80 percent on popular prescription drugs using your free SingleCare discount card in the app or via text, or using the physical card.
Helpful app: With the free SingleCare app, you can get access to coupons and bonus savings, compare pharmacies, and find low-cost prescription drugs.
Some features only available on desktop: Unfortunately, I was not able to click on the name of a prescription drug for more information using the search menu on the mobile app. In order to get more detailed information, you’d have to use the desktop search menu function instead.
Limited smart features: Unlike other prescription discount services like GoodRx, SingleCare doesn’t have smart features like an automated spell check option in the event that you can’t remember the name of your prescription. It also doesn’t have a pill checker feature that lets you identify pills that you might have accidentally dropped.
No monthly membership plan: Unfortunately, SingleCare doesn’t have additional features like telehealth, lab tests, or a paid monthly membership plan to upgrade to.
How Does SingleCare Work?
With the cost of prescription drugs outpacing prices in other countries, many older adults are struggling to find ways to cover prescription drug price increases. Fortunately, there are many prescription discount services such as SingleCare that help offset these costs.
SingleCare works directly with major pharmacies to get you savings of up to 80 percent on a wide range of prescription drugs. This free discount card — an alternative to insurance — can be used at over 35,000 pharmacies nationwide, including Ralphs, CVS, and Walmart.
FYI: If you take a variety of medications, it’s important to meet regularly with your doctor and follow a simple medication management routine. For tips on medication management, read our guide: Medication Management for Seniors.
How Much Does SingleCare Cost?
SingleCare is free and easy to use. Additionally, you don’t need to create an account in order to use the app and browse local pharmacies that carry the prescriptions you’re looking for.
The below chart gives you a comparison of retail prices against using your SingleCare discount card. I looked up the generic alternative to Zocor and compared it to the cost of using my SingleCare discount card.
Prescription Costs With SingleCare
Zocor retail price
Generic Zocor retail price
Cost with SingleCare
Rite Aid Pharmacy
Using SingleCare was easy and straightforward. The app has minimal pop-up notifications, and I appreciated the streamlined and user-friendly purple interface with large fonts for older adults and the visually impaired. Upon downloading the SingleCare app on my iPhone, I had the option to create an account. Even if you don’t create one, you still get access to all of SingleCare’s features.
Just for signing up for a SingleCare account, I received $5 to use toward my next prescription. I appreciated the fact that there were only three main features to navigate: search, saved searches, and account activity. Overall, I was pleased with the easy-to-use features, along with the FAQs I found while browsing my account activity.
Searching for Medications
From there, the app was really easy to navigate. Within their search menu, I was able to search for over 10,000 prescription drugs, such as Zocor or Fluoxetine (Prozac). After typing Zocor in the search field, I was given a list of pharmacies within five miles of me that offered it; they ranged from $9.00 to $68.93. The price disparities were astonishing, but it made me realize how important prescription discount services have become.
When I clicked on Walmart’s offering of Zocor, I saw that if I use my SingleCare discount card, I can get 20 mg, or 30 tablets, of the simvastatin for only $9. All I had to do was save the coupon and show it to my pharmacist at the Walmart Pharmacy in my area with or without insurance. For extra convenience, I added it to my Apple Wallet.
When I used the desktop version of SingleCare, I was able to search for Zocor and receive more information about it. On the mobile app, I was not able to access this information. I’d recommend using the desktop search if you want to get in-depth information about the medications you’re purchasing. For instance, the desktop search gave me information about Zocor, such as that it can decrease bad cholesterol levels and increase good cholesterol levels. It also provided helpful information about the retail cost of Zocor and how much it would cost if I were to use SingleCare.
The free SingleCare mobile app lets you compare price points for generic and brand-name prescription drugs using their search function. When I searched for prednisone, I was able to find a list of nearby pharmacies that were within walking distance from my home. I had a range of options to choose from, along with detailed pricing on each of the pharmacies that carried prednisone.
After clicking on Rite Aid — which was 2.2 miles from my home — I was able to get prednisone for $2.07 using my free SingleCare discount card. All I had to do was show the virtual (or physical) card to my pharmacist. I appreciated the diverse listing of pharmacies around my area that I could shop at for the lowest prices. Using this feature was easy, as I was able to refine my search to find the best discounts on prescription drugs. I was able to easily see the lowest prices (at Rite Aid) and the highest prices for prednisone (at Ralphs).
Additional Features of SingleCare
Although SingleCare doesn’t have as many features on its mobile app, it does have some helpful features, such as price alerts and the ability to modify dosage, quantity, and the type of prescription you’re looking for.
Price alert: Using the free SingleCare app, I looked up a prescription for lisinopril (generic) in 10 mg tablet form. I was pleased to know that there was a price alert setting underneath the name of the prescription drug with an alarm icon. When I clicked on the alarm icon, I could set a price alert, and SingleCare would let me know when the price changed by more than 10 percent. These alerts were quite helpful.
Home delivery: In addition to getting the lowest prices at pharmacies near your area, you can also opt in for the convenience of home delivery for eligible prescriptions. Through a partnership with GeniusRx, I was able to search for prescription drugs that qualified for home delivery.
Saved option: SingleCare has a helpful feature that lets you save prescription prices that you’re browsing. This way, you can easily compare them to make sure you’re getting the lowest prices.
Filling prescription perks: When you purchase prescriptions through the SingleCare app, you can earn $1 in additional savings on most prescriptions. I was pleased to get these extra discounts just by placing a few prescription orders.
Can SingleCare Be Used With Insurance?
You don’t need to have insurance in order to use SingleCare, but you can’t use insurance in conjunction with SingleCare. When you use SingleCare, you’re getting the lowest prices on prescription drugs, and you may even save more than you would by using your insurance. In many cases, the copay with your insurance may be higher than your cost with a SingleCare discount card. I’d recommend checking with your insurance company to compare copays and other costs.
Can SingleCare Be Used With Medicare?
In general, SingleCare works to help lower out-of-pocket costs when you have a Medicare coverage gap or you find yourself on a fixed income, or a medication is not covered by Medicare. SingleCare can’t be used in tandem with Medicare, but it’s a good alternative to Medicare when the prescriptions are significantly reduced or less than your Medicare copay.
While both SingleCare and GoodRx offer substantial savings on prescription medications, the two differ slightly in terms of participating pharmacies, prescription costs, and additional features.
Free to use
Discounts of up to 80%
Accepted at 35,000 pharmacies
No premium service option
Cost for atorvastatin 40 mg: $8.25
Cost for hydrocodone 10 mg: $26.97
Cost for omeprazole 40 mg: $9.00
Free to use
Discounts of up to 80%
Accepted at 70,000 pharmacies
GoodRx Gold offered for $5.99 per month, offering discounts of up to 90%
Cost for atorvastatin 40 mg: $7.68
Cost for hydrocodone 10 mg: $24.28
Cost for omeprazole 40 mg: $8.07
I would recommend SingleCare if you want:
Discounts on prescription drugs. If you’re looking to save up to 80 percent on popular prescription drugs, I’d recommend looking into the free discount card offered by SingleCare. With SingleCare, you don’t need insurance to find affordable prices on medications.
User-friendly mobile experience. Some prescription discount companies have complicated apps to navigate. SingleCare offers a streamlined interface with a simple search function and account features to find the lowest prices on prescriptions at local pharmacies.
Home delivery. SingleCare has partnered with GeniusRx to offer fast and convenient home delivery for 4,000 eligible prescriptions. No more waiting in long lines or refilling your prescriptions at the pharmacy when you can get them delivered straight to your door for free.
I wouldn’t recommend SingleCare if you want:
Telehealth. Unfortunately, SingleCare doesn’t offer telehealth or virtual doctor’s appointments, but they do offer 24/7 support for questions or concerns about their platform.
To learn more about our favorite prescription discount cards, be sure to check out our guides:
SingleCare can be used at participating pharmacies nationwide, including Walmart, Rite Aid, and Kroger.
Amie has been writing about senior care products and services for the last decade. She is particularly passionate about new technologies that help improve the quality of life for seniors and their families. Seeing her parents and grandparents age made Amie ask herself, “Would this be good enough for my loved ones?” In her spare time, Amie enjoys outdoor adventures and spontaneous road trips. Learn more about Amie here