The United Way of Kosciusko County and FamilyWize are proud to announce that their partnership has saved the people living and working in our county more than $237,000 on everyday prescription costs since February 2007.
The free FamilyWize drug discount card is available to anyone living in Kosciusko County. “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 issue free prescription discount cards to anyone interested,” said Erin Smith, Community Impact coordinator of United Way of Kosciusko County.
Distributed through United Way, the FamilyWize card lowers the cost of medicine up to 30 percent for people without insurance or who take medications not covered by their plan. It’s easy. It’s just like a coupon you can keep using every time you need to fill a prescription. All you have to do is present a FamilyWize card at a local pharmacy to get the savings.
“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
- Anyone can use the FamilyWize card
- Accepted at 95 percent of pharmacies nationwide
- No enrollment or personal information needed
FamilyWize cards can be found locally at Combined Community Services, Salvation Army, American Red Cross, Community Action of Northeast Indiana, Northern Indiana Hispanic Health Coalition, MedStat, Cardinal Services and the K21 Health Pavilion or check with your family physician.
You can also text “Family” to 700700 if you don’t have access to a printer. People with internet access can go to www.FamilyWize.org or to www.unitedwaykosciusko.org to print a card, look up drug prices and obtain a list of participating pharmacies.