This month, we are focusing on being ready to return to school after the summer break. One of the easiest and most effective ways to succeed in school is simply showing up.
For students without health insurance, this is easier said than done. If a student is not receiving appropriate medical care and is not healthy, it is difficult—if not impossible—for that child to succeed in school.
Learn more about our Back-to-School campaign and keep reading below for information about FamilyWize.
In the Greater Richmond and Petersburg region, 81,007 adults are currently without health insurance. This includes 3,111 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 partners 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 healthcare and make sure all residents can get the medicine they need at a price they can afford.
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 two 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, click here.