Great Rivers United Way has partnered with Great Rivers 2-1-1 to compile a guide to help people who are struggling within the Great Rivers region.
To view our Help for Hard Times Guide, click here or call 2-1-1 from any land-line phone.
Prescription Drug Savings Card
Did you know that more than one out of five people in the United States have no prescription drug coverage? Great Rivers United Way has joined with FamilyWize to provide a FREE prescription drug discount card that can save you and your family an average of up to 30% or most prescriptions. You can use the card at any participating nationwide pharmacy with no signup, registration, or fees. NO income limit, age requirement, eligibility or registration required. Anyone who is underinsured or uninsured can use the card. Simply present your card and prescription to a participating pharmacy to obtain the discounted price.
Please email Jason Larsen or call him at Great Rivers United Way (608.796.1400) for a card to be mailed to you at no charge.
Visit www.FamilyWize.org for more details.
How the Discount Card Works
FamilyWize essentially acts like a huge consumer group buying service for the uninsured and underinsured. The discounts and savings on medications are provided voluntarily by the more than 61,000 participating pharmacies that have agreed to provide prices similar to what they give large insurance companies and employers. The participating pharmacies get more business, in three ways:
- FamilyWize directs people with FamilyWize cards to their stores;
- People are able to fill more of their prescriptions because of the savings;
- People often buy other things when they go into the store to get their prescriptions.
Ultimately, it is the pharmacy that provides your savings. So please remember to thank your pharmacy for its participation in the FamilyWize network and for the important and positive difference they are making for you, your family and your community.
All funding for the FamilyWize program is provided by part of the dispensing fee that is included in the cost of medicines when a FamilyWize card is used to save you money, and by in-kind donations and reduced costs from the program sponsors.
It’s easy to use a FamilyWize Card. There are no forms to fill out, waiting period or registration. The card is really just like a reusable prescription coupon on all FDA approved medicines. Anyone in your family, your work, your church or your neighborhood can use it. Immediately. You can even use it if you have health insurance, both during deductible periods and for anything your insurance does not pay for.
You ALWAYS get the lowest price. Your cost will be the discount price with the FamilyWize card or the pharmacy’s usual and customary retail price, whichever is lower. You are responsible for the entire payment of the prescription medicine purchased after any discounts are applied. The FamilyWize card cannot lower the co-pay for medicine covered by insurance.