FamilyWize Prescription Discount Card
In the last two years, 40% of people in the United States have either skipped filling a prescription or reduced doses because the medicine was too expensive. To address this, United Way of Adams County has joined more than 1,000 United Way agencies and other community partners from across the country to distribute free FamilyWize prescription drug discount cards. Since 2007, residents in Adams County have saved over $1,000,000 using the FamilyWize cards!
What is the FamilyWize card and who can use it?
- The FamilyWize card reduces the cost of medications by an average of 35 percent or $20 per prescription.
- Anyone can use the card. People simply give a card to the pharmacist with the prescription from their doctor. There is no enrollment, eligibility, paperwork or fee and no personal information is collected or shared.
- The discount varies by medication and the pharmacist will apply the discount automatically. People will save 8 times out of 10 over the pharmacy price.
- These cards can be used by everyone in our community, not just people without insurance. For people with health insurance, Medicaid or Medicare, the card can still be used during deductible periods, for medications not covered by their plan, and during the "doughnut hole" of Medicare Part D.
How does the card work?
95% of pharmacies nationwide accept the FamilyWize prescription drug discount card. The savings on the cost of the medicine is provided by the pharmacies. They have agreed to offer 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.