United Way of Central Arkansas delivers prescription discounts

United Way of Central Arkansas and FamilyWize Community Service Partnership, an organization focused on improving people’s lives by providing access to affordable prescription medications, recently announced that local residents have access to a free, easy to use prescription savings card that to date has helped more than 13 million Americans save more than $1.5 billion on their prescriptions.

“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 distribute free prescription discount cards to everyone in Faulkner, Perry and Van Buren counties,” said Maret Cahill-Wicks, director of the United Way of Central Arkansas.

FamilyWize cards can immediately lower the cost of medicine by an average savings of 45 percent for people without insurance or who take medications not covered by their plan. Just by presenting the FamilyWize card or mobile app at their local pharmacy, customers save on the cost of their prescription medicine, no strings attached. 

“So many people are struggling with the high cost of medicine and need help right now. The Free FamilyWize Prescription Savings Card can provide immediate savings on prescription medicines, with no eligibility requirements or hidden fees,” said Susan Gilmore, executive director of community engagement at FamilyWize.

The Free FamilyWize Prescription Savings Card can be used by anyone, including people without insurance and those with insurance who have high deductibles or take medications not covered by their plan. The Free FamilyWize Prescription Savings Card has unlimited use, does not require any personal information from the user and has no eligibility criteria.

To take advantage of the savings that FamilyWize offers, consumers can print a card from FamilyWize.org, call 1.800.222.2818 and request a card or download the free FamilyWize app. They can also pick up one at the office of United Way of Central Arkansas, located at 1110 Oak St. in Conway.