New United Way partnership provides free assistance for prescription medication

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In the Greater Richmond and Petersburg region, 88,400 adults are currently without health insurance. This includes 3,430 children under the age of six.

Access to health care coverage is one of the top concerns for people in our region. Unfortunately, too many residents are facing financial hardship and are forced to choose between getting the medicine they need and covering basic expenses like food, rent and utilities.

To help address this problem, United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg is pleased to partner with FamilyWize to offer a free prescription assistance discount card to help everyone in our community.

We are proud to offer this free prescription discount card as we work to increase access to health care and make sure all residents can get the medicine they need at a price they can afford.

Click here to get your card

Who can use the prescription discount card?

The FamilyWize prescription drug discount cards are available to everyone in the community, not just people without insurance. There are no usage, age, or income limits.

How does it work?

Using the discount card is easy. Simply give the card to the pharmacist with your prescription. An instant discount is applied to the prescription medicine (discounts vary by medication). The card provides pharmacy discounts (up to 75%) on all FDA approved prescription medicine not covered by insurance, Medicaid, Medicare or other benefit plans. You pay either the discounted price or the pharmacy’s retail price, whichever is lower.

How do I get a card?

There are three ways to get a card:

  • Click here to get your card online to print at home.
  • Text the word “family” to 700700 and receive card information on your phone.

Once you have your card, take it to one of the 60,000 participating pharmacies to begin saving immediately.

I love my prescription drug discount card! Now what?

You can change someone’s life by printing FamilyWize cards and distributing them to your friends, neighbors and co-workers, or just handing one to someone in line at the pharmacy or supermarket.

If you are part of an organization that can help United Way distribute a large number of cards to your employees, members, or clients please contact our office to join us in increasing access to healthcare in the greater Richmond and Petersburg region.

To learn more about the FamilyWize United Way Prescription Drug Card, visit