To address this, almost 1,000 United Ways in all 50 states — including United Way in Walker, Catoosa and Dade counties — are coordinating community-wide distribution of free FamilyWize prescription drug discount cards.
The cards decrease the cost of medicine by an average of 35 percent or more. They’re being made available to people with no or limited prescription drug coverage.
To order a reusable card, go to the United Way website at LiveUnitedWCD.org/familywize or call 423-752-0356. Another option is texting the word “Family” to 700700 to get an electronic card sent to the phone to show the pharmacist.
Familywize cards are accepted at area pharmacies, including Walgreens, Rite Aid, CVS, Walmart, Target, Kmart, Kroger, Publix markets, Costco Wholesale Corp. and Sam’s Clubs.
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