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PCUW has a prescription for immediate savings

The United Way and FamilyWize are proud to announce that their partnership to help people living and working in the Western Wayne area will save money on everyday prescription costs. The free FamilyWize drug discount card is distributed by Plymouth Community United Way.

“No one should be forced to choose between paying for food, rent or medicine because of the high cost of prescriptions," says Marie Morrow, President. "That’s why we’ve partnered with FamilyWize to distribute free prescription discount cards."

The FamilyWize card lowers the cost of medicine by an average of 30% or more for people without insurance or who take medications not covered by their plan. It’s easy. It’s just like a coupon you can keep using every time you need to fill a prescription. All you have to do is present a FamilyWize card at a local pharmacy to get the savings.

“The FamilyWize card provides immediate savings on prescription medicines with no paperwork or forms to fill out,” said Dan Barnes, Co-chair of The FamilyWize Community Service Partnership.

These cards can be used by everyone in the community, not just people without insurance. They can even be used by people with health benefits, including Medicaid or Medicare.

The FamilyWize card is easy to use:

  • It's Free
  • For immediate and unlimited use
  • Anyone can use the FamilyWize card
  • Accepted at 95% of pharmacies nationwide
  • No enrollment or personal information needed

Nearly 1,000 United Ways in all 50 states have helped to save more than $100 million on prescriptions in their communities.

People with internet access can go to to to print a card, look up drug prices, and obtain a list of participating pharmacies. You can also call Plymouth Community United Way (734) 453-6879 for a card to be mailed to you.

In the spring of 2005, Dan and Susan Barnes heard of families in the Lehigh Valley area of Pennsylvania who were having difficulty buying the medicine they needed because of the high cost of prescription drugs. They responded by distributing a free prescription discount drug card through family and health centers in the schools in Bethlehem, PA. The family centers then involved the United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley who asked 25 of its partner agencies to help distribute the cards to individuals and families in need throughout the area. Almost immediately, Dan and Susan received requests from other United Ways to provide this free assistance in other communities. As a result, they established the FamilyWize Community Service Partnership in the fall of 2005, inviting a group of local and national companies to join together to provide this free assistance through United Ways to people in need across the county. Currently more than 900 participating United Way agencies and America’s Promise Alliance Partners in all 50 states coordinate the local distribution of the free FamilyWize prescription drug discount cards. In March of 2010, the total savings from the use of FamilyWize prescription drug discount cards passed $100 MM and a new goal was established to reach $1 billion in savings by the year 2020. For more information, visit

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Plymouth Community United Way

960 W. Ann Arbor Trail, Suite 2
Plymouth, MI  48170
Phone:  734-453-6879