United Way Distributes Free FamilyWize Prescription Discount Cards
For the last 15 years, United Ways and FamilyWize Community Service Partnership have collaborated to bring greater stability to communities nationwide. We know from experience that families living on the edge never struggle with just one issue; it’s the combination of several problems piling up that prevents families from finding stability and truly thriving.
At United Way Monterey County, we partner with FamilyWize to increase the Health and Financial Stability of families in our communities. Through their prescription savings card, FamilyWize works to make prescription medications more affordable for all families, so that no one ever has to make the hard choice between the meds they need, and other basics like food or rent. In 2020, United Way Monterey County, through this partnership, has reached an important milestone: 60,100 Monterey County residents have benefitted from savings of over $6 Million in prescription medication since the partnership started. In 2020 alone, FamilyWise and United Way Monterey County partnership saved $321,202 in prescription medication, helping 5,148 people in Monterey County.
Cards are available through the following locations: Monterey County Free Libraries, Alisal Healthy Start Community Center, Child Health Disability Program, Alisal Union School District-Migrant Department, Housing Authority, Cabrillo Family Resource Center, Monterey County Resource and Referral, Community Oral Health Services and WIC offices.
FamilyWize cards can reduce prescription drug costs by an average of 35%
Cards are available to:
- Anyone who does not currently have health insurance
- Anyone who does not have prescription coverage
- Anyone who is purchasing a medication not covered by their insurance