Great results from United Way’s familywize discount prescription drug partnership: Over $1.1 million in savings for people in Shelby County

familywize discount prescription cards can help you save on prescription medications. Visit www.familywize.org for details

United Way of the Mid-South’s partnership with the familywize discount card for prescription medications has grown tremendously! The card has helped people in Shelby County, TN receive a total of more than $1.1 million in savings  on prescription medications.

Since United Way partnered with the program, the number of claims in our region has gone from a mere handful to more than 23,000. United Way has helped distribute more than 36,000 cards across our region. Cards are also available at most Memphis Public Libraries.

With a “check” that represents the $1.1 million in savings people have gained through using the familywize discount prescription card – (From left) United Way Board member and chairman of our “Improving health for adults and seniors” allocations committee Scott Fountain (Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation); United Way Senior Vice President of Community Engagement and Alignment Regina Walker; FedEx Process Improvement Advisor and a key volunteer in the FedEx/United Way campaign Stefanie Ann Schwegman; United Way President Bryce Haugsdahl.

With recent air quality concerns and pollen count spikes in our region, our partnership with the familywize discount prescription card might save you money on prescription medications.

Our friends at familywize recently informed us of another local connection: cards for this program are distributed across the nation by our friends at FedEx!

Orisha Henry Bowers

Orisha Henry-Bowers, Senior Associate in United Way’s Community Impact department, encourages everyone to get a card for themselves and give cards to friends, families and co-workers. You can contact Orisha Henry-Bowers at 901.433.4332 or e-mail Orisha.Henry-Bowers@uwmidsouth.org for more details. You can also visit the familywize website at www.familywize.org and download a copy of the card for your printer. You do not have to provide any information or  subscribe to any e-mail service to receive a familywize discount prescription card.

The familywize discount prescription card is FREE to everyone, regardless of income, and is ready for immediate use. The card is not an insurance policy yet it is accepted nationwide by most pharmacies, for many prescriptions that are not covered by insurance.

If the medication you need is covered by the familywize program, you automatically receive the program’s lower price. Some restrictions apply. See the familywize website for more details.

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