United Way Partners with FamilyWize to Offer Support for Residents to Access Delivery of Prescriptions
Queensbury, NY – April 16,2020 Tri-County United Way is committed to connecting residents to prescription savings resources during the coronavirus pandemic through its partnership with FamilyWize, an organization focused on improving the health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities. Community residents can call FamilyWize for free customer support to help them coordinate prescription medication delivery from participating pharmacies. Residents will also continue to receive savings on medications by using the free FamilyWize prescription program card.
“It is essential for our residents to take prescribed medications as directed by their physicians, especially during times when the healthcare system is stressed,” said Duane Vaugh, Executive Director “FamilyWize is ensuring that people have the help they need to access pharmacy delivery services as well as more affordable medications during this critical time.”
The free FamilyWize prescription savings card immediately lowers the cost of prescription medications by an average of 45 percent and can be used whether or not you have insurance. For nearly 15 years, FamilyWize has partnered with United Way communities helping people reduce the cost of their prescription medications. The FamilyWize card can be used at most major retail pharmacies. Registration is not required for the FamilyWize card and there is no eligibility criteria to use it.
“During these times of uncertainty, so many are struggling with the high costs of prescriptions and need help now,” said Vilmarie Gilliam, vice president of partnerships at FamilyWize. “Our support team is here to help people not only access affordable medications, but work with their pharmacies to help deliver prescriptions to their doors.”
Here are 3 steps for how people can call to help coordinate at home delivery of prescription medications:
1. Call the FamilyWize toll free number at 800-222-2818
2. A FamilyWize team member will work with you and your local participating pharmacy to arrange and schedule delivery to your home
3. Ask your pharmacist to apply your FamilyWize card number to receive a discount on your prescription
To learn more about the savings FamilyWize offers, please visit FamilyWize.org or simply download the free FamilyWize mobile app. For other types of help and additional resources, please call the United Way health and human services helpline 211 or visit 211nys.org.