The FamilyWize Community Partnership provides a free discount card that can help people save on average 34% on their prescription medications. There is no application or enrollment process required, no fee to get the card, and the card and discounts are provided at around 60,000 pharmacies across the country. Since there are no restrictions or program terms in place, in effect the savings are free to consumers and anyone can enroll.
Before you buy your medication, a patient just needs to bring their FamilyWize card to their pharmacy at the time of purchase. Just show your card to the pharmacist or cashier to receive the discount. If the pharmacy participates in the program, and tens of thousands of them do accept the card, then you will receive immediate savings on the prescription drugs you need to purchase.
It is that simple to receive a significant discount on your purchase. Just use your card when checking out, and the savings will be passed on from the store. There are no applications to complete at the pharmacy or retailer either. Be sure to use the FamilyWize card every time you are buying medications.
Our average the discount that a patient will receive is 34%. However that average discount does break down into on average 5-12% savings for brand name drugs and up to 75% for generic medications. Unfortunately consumers will not save money every time, but on average 8 out of 10 times, someone will save by using the FamilyWize card. Really some of the only times that a patient will not save money is when if there is a lower retail price (like Wal-mart/Target/K-mart, etc., $4 drugs). In those cases they will still receive the lower price on those prescription medications from making the purchase at one of those lower cost stores. It is strongly recommended that you use the card with each purchase in order to receive the discount.
The FamilyWize prescription discount card can offer patients with immediate and fairly considerable savings, and anyone in the household can use it for their medications when the card is shown at participating pharmacies. The card will provide savings to people that have no current health insurance coverage, during deductible periods and it can offer savings for prescription medicine that is not covered by Medicare, health insurance, and/or other benefit or government plans. This FamilyWize card is not the same as health insurance, nor is it intended to replace any type of insurance that consumers have.
The highest savings are provided on generic medications. Some using the card will receive on average a 30% discount on their medications, but that percentage is blend of both generic and name brand prescriptions as noted above.
Your cost will be the discount price with the FamilyWize card or the pharmacy's usual and customary retail price, whichever is lower. This means you are assured the lowest price in that store, at the time you purchase the prescription medicine. So it is a no lose situation.
If the pharmacy's price is lower, there is no savings or discount and the FamilyWize card cannot lower the copay for medicine covered by insurance. You are responsible for the entire payment of the prescription drugs purchased after any discounts are applied, plus any dispensing fee.
The organization works with tens of thousands of distribution points, including individuals and organizations. For example, over 1000 United Way offices across the country provide cards to members of the community. In addition to the United Ways, over twenty five thousand county agencies, doctors, community and faith-based organizations such as churches, community action agencies, pharmacies, individuals, America’s Promise Alliance Partners, and companies across the country are now joined together in this partnership.
All of these locations, and others, are now involved in distributing free FamilyWize prescription drug discount cards to anyone who needs them in their local towns and communities. In addition, the card can also be downloaded, for free, from the FamilyWize website. So call a local non-profit agency to inquire into it, navigate to their website, or find the card anyway you can. As indicated there is no application process, the card is free, and anyone can use it.
To learn more about the prescription discount card, if you are not satisfied with the program or service, or if you have questions, dial 866-810-3784. The prescription discount card from FamilyWize has helped tens of thousands of patients save hundred of millions of dollars on their prescription medications.
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