Good health is one of the building blocks for a good life. That is why United Way of the Greater Capital Region is committed to expanding access to health services. One way United Way accomplishes this is through its partnership in the FamilyWize program, which distributes discount prescription drug cards across the community.
The discounts and savings are provided voluntarily by the more than 53,000 participating pharmacies that have agreed to accept this card. United Way works through its network of agencies and program providers across Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady and Schoharies counties to ensure the discount cards reach individuals and families who can benefit most from prescription savings.
Together, with very little effort, and no cost, we can reduce the cost of medicine by an average of 30% or more. We know it may sound too good to be true, but it's not. 95% of the pharmacies nationwide have agreed to provide lower pricing to everyone that brings in a FamilyWize prescription drug discount card. All we have to do is get one of these cards to everyone we can.
We are asking every organization and agency possible to help. Please distribute free FamilyWize cards to as many people as you can throughout the comunity (and around the country). We will provide you with as many cards as you can distribute.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Average Discount = 30% or more - $20 per prescription.
Accepted at most pharmacies nationwide, including all major chains.
Covers all prescription drugs.
Covers everyone with no health insurance or prescription coverage.
All cards provide information in English and Spanish.
Covers all medicine not covered by insurance, Medicaid, Medicare or other benefit plans
No age, income or residency restrictions. Anyone can use it.
No registration, activation, paperwork or enrollment. No personal information is collected.
No cost to the United Way, your organization or people using the cards.
To look up a participating pharmacy online, click here
To download a free PDF of local participating pharmacies, click here
HOW IT’S FUNDED
The savings on the cost of the medicine is provided by the pharmacies. They have agreed to accept prices for medications that are close to the prices they make available to large insurance companies and employers. All other program costs are provided by in-kind donations from the program sponsors and by part of the processing fee included in the cost of the medicine.
For more information, please visit www.FamilyWize.org or send an e-mail to the United Way of the Greater Capital Region by clicking here.
June 16, 2010