United Way of West Florida Celebrates $367,542 in Prescription Savings
Partnership with delivers significant savings on prescription medications through its free, easy to use prescription discount card
Pensacola, Fla – August 6, 2020
United Way of West Florida (UWWF) announced that more than 7,000 Escambia and Santa Rosa counties’ residents have saved $367,542 on their prescription medications, thanks to its partnership with , an organization focused on improving the health and well-being of individuals, families and communities.
Through this partnership, United Way has helped promote the free, easy to use Prescription Discount Card, which has helped more than 15 million Americans save more than $1.7 billion on their prescriptions.
“People should never have to choose between putting food on the table or taking their prescription medication,” Laura P. Gilliam, President and CEO of UWWF. “That’s why we formed a partnership with . Their free prescription discount card can reduce the costs of prescriptions for anyone who uses it. It’s an extremely valuable resource that everyone, regardless of their financial situation, should use.”
The card immediately lowers the cost of prescription medications by an average of 45% percent for people with and without insurance. Just by presenting the card or mobile app at their local pharmacy, people can save on the cost of their medicine, with no strings attached.
“We’re excited to see the residents of Escambia and Santa Rosa counties realize the benefits of our prescription discount card,” said Vickie Nisbet, Director of Community Relations at . “We hope that they continue to use the card and share it with others, as it can provide a significant savings.”
The Free Prescription Discount Card can be used by anyone: uninsured, insured, and even people with Medicaid or Medicare. The use of the card is unlimited, does not require any personal information from the user and has no eligibility criteria.
Since 2005, has helped over 15 million Americans live healthier lives by saving them more than $1.7 billion on prescription medications. By aggregating large groups of patients, advocates and negotiates for deep discounts on prescription medications which it then passes on in full to patients. partners with some of the most respected community groups and health care providers in the country, including United Way Worldwide, National Council for Behavioral Health, Mental Health America, and American Heart Association, among thousands of other community organizations. To use , download our card or mobile app at https://familywize.org/free-prescription-discount-card.
UWWF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that fights for the health, education, and financial stability of every citizen in our community. UWWF has operated locally for 96 years with a vision of a community United to create better opportunities for all. By investing in programs, participating in partnerships, and leveraging resources, UWWF works to meet a mission of Uniting our community to improve lives.