Use of the FamilyWize prescription drug discount card continues to grow in Allen County – a card that is now available in a new way.
For the first six months of this year, the free card was used 9,242 times, resulting in savings on prescriptions of $146,153. The number of claims was up 369 compared to the same period in 2012 and the amount of money saved increased by $13,487. Since March 2007, when the program was first established in Allen County, 72,179 claims have been filed, with savings of more than $1.19 million.
The cards are accepted at most major pharmacies throughout Allen County and are available at the YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne's four Allen County facilities and its Childcare Services Branch, the Associated Churches of Fort Wayne's 28 food banks and a variety of local partner agencies, municipal and county agencies and departments. You can also print a card, look up drug prices and find a list of participating pharmacies by going to www.familywize.org.
In addition, you can now text the word “family” to 700700 to get a free FamilyWize prescription discount card sent to your cell phone by text. Just show the text to your pharmacist and they will automatically apply the discount.