Miami-Dade families save big

More than 520,000 households are struggling to make ends meet in Miami-Dade. Because of this, tough choices are made every day, and staying up to date with medications can be a difficult task.  Through our partnership with FamilyWize, over 150,000 members of the community have saved more than $15 million on prescription medications.

Since 2008, our United Way and FamilyWize’s partnership has helped Miami-Dade families save on average 45% on medications. These savings can often make the difference between someone staying healthy or taking potentially dangerous steps to curb expenses by not filling prescriptions, skipping doses or taking expired medications.

According to the National Center for Health Statistics, almost 50% of Americans have reported using at least one prescription medication. On a national level, FamilyWize and United Way have helped 13 million individuals save more than $1.5 billion on prescription medication expenses. The program makes tough choices easier by helping families afford the care they need.

A typical American spends about $1,200 on prescription medications – and even more if purchasing high-cost specialty medicines. But FamilyWize’s Prescription Discount Card serves as a powerful tool for those that don’t have insurance or who take medication not covered by their plans. The card can be downloaded or printed, then used without any strings attached.

Interested in using the FamilyWize discount card at pharmacies? To print a card, visit our site or request a card by calling 305-646-7075. For a full list of participating pharmacies or to look up drug prices, visit familywize.org.

2019-10-08T14:30:43-05:00 October 8th, 2019|