United Way program can help with prescription costs

Published 9:42 am Thursday, April 2, 2020

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United Way of Davie County is committed to connecting residents to prescription savings resources during the coronavirus pandemic through its partnership with FamilyWize.

Community residents can call FamilyWize for free customer support to help coordinate prescription medication delivery from participating pharmacies.

“It is essential for our residents to take prescribed medications as directed by their physicians, especially during times when the healthcare system is stressed,” said Melinda Beauchamp, CEO of United Way. “FamilyWize is ensuring that people have the help they need to access pharmacy delivery services as well as more affordable medications during this critical time.”

The free FamilyWize prescription savings card can lower the cost of prescription medications by an average of 45 percent and can be used whether or not you have insurance. The FamilyWize card can be used at most major retail pharmacies. Registration is not required fand there is no eligibility criteria to use it.   

Here are 3 steps for how people can call to help coordinate at home delivery of prescription medications:

• Call the FamilyWize toll free number at 800-222-2818;

• a FamilyWize team member will work with you and your pharmacy to arrange and schedule delivery to your home; and

• ask your pharmacist to apply your FamilyWize card number to receive a discount.

To learn more about the savings FamilyWize offers, visit FamilyWize.org or download the free FamilyWize mobile app.  For other types of help and additional resources, call your local 211 or visit 211.org.