Did you know that 40% of adults in the United States do not buy the medicine they or their family needs, have difficulty affording it, or reduce the required dosage because of high prescription drug costs? No one should be forced to choose between paying for food, rent or medicine because of the high cost of prescriptions. That is why United Way of Southeast Alaska partnered with FamilyWize to distribute free prescription discount cards to everyone in Southeast Alaska. Individuals and families across Southeast Alaska have already saved $40,500 just by using the FamilyWize card.
FamilyWize is a prescription discount card that can reduce the cost of medicine by an average of 43% or more for people without insurance or who take medications not covered by their plan. Just by presenting the FamilyWize card at their local pharmacy, customers save on the cost of their prescription medicine 80% of the time.
FamilyWize cards can be found locally at Front Street Clinic, participating local pharmacies, or United Way of Southeast Alaska. People with internet access can go to www.unitedwayseak.org or to www.FamilyWize.org to print a card, look up prescription drug prices, and obtain a list of participating pharmacies.
Most large pharmacies in the United States accept these prescription drug discount cards. Wal-Mart, Safeway, and Fred Meyers accept the cards in Ketchikan and Juneau. They have no usage or age limits, income requirements or registration forms, and can be used immediately to reduce the cost of medicine for anyone that has no prescription drug coverage.
Cards are available to:
- Anyone who does not currently have health insurance
- Anyone who does not have prescription coverage
- Anyone who is purchasing a medication not covered by their insurance