Program Helps Pay for Prescription Drugs

FamilyWize-Logo-(4-Color)Northfield Area United Way and FamilyWize Community Service Partnership, an organization focused on improving the health and well-being of individuals, families and communities, today announced that local residents saved $7,381 on prescription costs in the first 10 months of 2015, as a result of the successful partnership between the two organizations.

FamilyWize, a long-time partner of United Way, works with nearly 1,000 local United Ways to help make all FDA approved prescription medication more affordable for individuals with high prescription costs through the free FamilyWize Prescription Savings Card. Over the years, FamilyWize and United Way have partnered to help more than eight million people save more than $830 million on the prescription medications they need.

Key highlights of the recent Health Impact Report from the Northfield Area United Way include:

  • 41.55% savings on prescription medications
  • 298 prescriptions filled

Since the program began the numbers are higher:

  • $58,791.15  in community savings on prescriptions
  • 2,067 prescriptions filled

“Thanks to our partnership with FamilyWize, we are able to make a difference by providing a way for our neighbors to stay healthy,” said Elizabeth Child, executive Director of the Northfield Area United Way. “By reducing the burden of high prescription medication costs for those who are uninsured or underinsured, we are helping to build a stronger community.”

The FamilyWize Prescription Savings Card, which is accepted at more than 60,000 pharmacies nationwide and nearly all local pharmacies, covers all FDA approved prescription medications. The card is free to all consumers, insured and uninsured, and has an average savings of 42 percent. The FamilyWize Prescription Savings Card functions like a reusable prescription discount coupon, and does not require any personal information or eligibility criteria from the user. To take advantage of the savings that FamilyWize offers, consumers can download a card from FamilyWize.org, call 800-222-2818 and request a card to be sent to them, or download the free FamilyWize app.

FamilyWize also offers a Drug Price Lookup Tool, an online resource to compare prescription medication prices and find the local pharmacy with the lowest price. Consumers can access the easy-to-use tool on FamilyWize.org or through the FamilyWize app.

 

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