If you don’t have health insurance, or need medicine not covered by your insurance plan, you need the FamilyWize prescription drug discount card being distributed by United Way of Nodaway County.  This card could lower the cost of your medicine by an average 35%.  United Way of Nodaway County is providing these cards free-of-charge to everyone in our community. There are no age restriction, no income restrictions, no limit on how many times you can use it and no waiting to get a card.

When you present this card and your prescription to a participating pharmacy, you pay either the discounted or the pharmacy’s retail price, whichever is lower. Your card can be used often as needed.

“Healthcare costs are one of the top concerns for people in our community,” said Brian Schieber, President of the United Way of  Nodaway County.  “40% of adults don’t buy the medicine they need, have difficulty affording it or reduce the required dosage because of the high cost. The FamilyWize prescription drug discount cards will help individuals and families who otherwise could not afford to buy the medicine they need.  Too many people have insufficient coverage, no prescription coverage or need medications not covered by their insurance, Medicare, Medicaid or VA benefits.”

People with Internet access can go to www.FamilyWize.org to print a card, look up drug prices, and get a list of participating pharmacies.

FamilyWize cards also can be obtained from our local HyVee and WalMart Pharmacy or by calling United Way of Nodaway County at 660-562-3910.  Several businesses or agencies in the Nodaway County will also have cards available for customers and the public. Local businesses and employers can also get cards to give all their employees.

United Way of Nodaway County has joined more than 750 United Ways in all 50 states to save people $30 million in the next year on the cost of their medicine. So far, more than 10 million cards have been distributed.  There is more information on the program’s website at www.FamilyWize.org.

Most pharmacies here and throughout the United States accept the FamilyWize prescription drug discount cards.

“It’s truly amazing what we can accomplish when we all work together. So many people and organizations have joined together to make this possible,” said Schieber.  “We invite all area organizations will contact us for a supply of cards, as well as every local business to get cards for all their employees and their families.”