The FamilyWise/United Way card
A little known partnership between the United Way of Etowah County and a group called Family Wise is resulting in big money savings for some Etowah County residentsFamilyWise is a national grassroots community initiative that offers a free prescription drug discount card to millions of Americans. In Etowah County, the cards are provided by the United Way and have, so far, provided more than 22-hundred people with more than $166,000 worth of savings on their medications. Of that total, patients have saved just over $68,000 on mental health drugs – which is a focus area for the program. The FamilyWise/United Way card requires no activation or registration and the discounts are applied automatically when used at any of the 60,000 pharmacies that accept the card. The average discount is 40 percent and can be as much as 75 percent. To get a free card in Etowah County, simply dial 2-1-1 for more information.