Help is here to lower the cost of medicine, thanks to a free drug discount card provided by the United Way.
“No one should be forced to choose between paying for food, rent or medicine because of the high cost of prescriptions,” said Andrea Krieger, President/CEO of United Way of Escambia County. “That’s why we’ve partnered with FamilyWize to distribute free prescription discount cards to citizens in Escambia County. Locally, this program has helped individuals save more than $683,000 since United Way of Escambia County began participating in the FamilyWize program in 2007.”
FamilyWize cards immediately lower the cost of medicine by an average of 35% or more for people without insurance or who take medications not covered by their plan. Just by presenting the FamilyWize card at their local pharmacy, customers save on the cost of their prescription medicine 80% of the time.
“People are struggling with the high cost of medicine and need help right now. The FamilyWize card provides immediate savings on prescription medicines, with no paperwork or forms to fill out,” said Dan Barnes, Co-chair of The FamilyWize Community Service Partnership.
These cards can be used by everyone in the community, not just people without insurance. They can even be used by people with health benefits, including Medicaid or Medicare.
The FamilyWize card is easy to use:
· It’s Free
· For immediate and unlimited use
· Accepted at 95% of pharmacies nationwide
· No age/income restrictions
· No enrollment or personal information needed
“United Way of Escambia County proudly joins 1,000 United Ways in all 50 states who have already saved more than $225 million as of July 2011 on prescriptions in their communities and distributed more than 20 million cards nationwide.” Farage said.
FamilyWize cards can be found locally at the United Way of Escambia County office located at 1301 W. Government St. in Pensacola. The card can be printed here or at www.FamilyWize.org, where you can also look up drug prices and obtain a list of participating pharmacies.