Free Prescription Drug Discount Cards Can Save Up to 75%

United Way of Monongalia and Preston Counties makes it easy for everyone to get help, both online and off.   It is as simple as texting the word “family” to 700700 to save up to 75% on the cost of your prescription medicine. “It really is that easy,” said Lisa Wotring, United Way Family Resource Network Coordinator.

When you get a free FamilyWize Prescription Discount Card sent to your cell phone by text, just show the text to your pharmacist.  They will automatically apply the discount to the cost of your medicine.

A FamilyWize card is available online at or or the new FamilyWize Facebook page.

 “United Way of Monongalia and Preston Counties also provides free printed FamilyWize prescription discount cards for everyone in our area. “1 out of every 4 people in our community has trouble buying their medicine; United Way works to make sure every person in our community gets the free help provided by these cards.” Over 80 million people in the United States, in every community, large and small, have no health insurance or need help to buy prescription medicine not covered by their health plan. “

United Way of Monongalia and Preston Counties and FamilyWize have already saved people living and working in our community over $ 379,000 on the cost of their medicine.

The FamilyWize Community Service Partnership was established in the fall of 2005 to help people get the medicine they need. Today, more than 1,000 participating United Ways and America’s Promise Alliance Partners in all 50 states coordinate the local distribution of the free FamilyWize prescription drug discount cards which lower the cost of medicine by up to 75% and make it more affordable. By April 2012, the free FamilyWize cards have helped more than 4 million people save over $345 million. For more information, visit