United Way has Prescription for Everyday Savings
Free drug discount card saves everyone money at local pharmacies
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. That’s why we’ve partnered with FamilyWize to distribute free prescription discount cards to everyone in our six-county coverage area”, said Cortney Christensonof the United Way of Fort Smith Area. “People in our community have already saved, $131,506.46 from January through November of 2014,just by using the FamilyWize card.”
FamilyWize cards immediately lower the cost of medicine by an average of 40% 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. “So many people are struggling with the high cost of medicine and need help right now. We knew we couldn’t wait years for healthcare reform to be implemented. 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 Fort Smith Area”proudly joins 1,000 United Ways in all 50 states who have already saved more than $782 million as of November 2014 on prescriptions in their communities and distributed more than 20 million cards nationwide. Together, we hope to reduce the cost of medicine $1 billion by the end of 2015”, said Cortney Christenson of the United Way of Fort Smith Area.
You can stop by our office at 320 South 18th Street in Fort Smith to pick up a card or individuals with internet access can go to www.unitedwayfortsmith.org or to www.FamilyWize.org to print a card, look up drug prices and obtain a list of participating pharmacies.
United Way of Fort Smith Area, proudly serving individuals in Crawford, Franklin, Logan, Sabastian, Leflore and Sequoyah counties since 1928.