United Way of Pioneer Valley Brings Over $3,000,000 in Prescription Savings to Region


Springfield, MA (11/17/2020)—United Way of Pioneer Valley (UWPV) is today announcing that over 44,000 residents of our 25-community service area, Hampden County, Granby, and South Hadley, have saved over $3,000,000 on their prescription medications, thanks to its partnership with FamilyWize, an organization which provides a free, easy-to-use prescription discount card.

The FamilyWize card immediately lowers the cost of prescription medications by an average of 45% for people with and without insurance. Just by presenting the FamilyWize card or mobile app at their local pharmacy, people can save on the cost of their medicine, with no strings attached.

“Nobody should have to choose between putting food on the table or taking their prescriptions,” said Paul Mina, President & CEO of UWPV. “That’s why we partner with FamilyWize. Their discount card is an extremely valuable resource that anyone, regardless of their financial situation, should use to reduce the cost of their prescriptions.”

The Free FamilyWize Prescription Discount Card can be used by anyone: uninsured, insured, and even people with Medicaid or Medicare. The use of the card is unlimited, does not require any personal information from the user and has no eligibility criteria.

To take advantage of the savings that FamilyWize offers, consumers can print a card from uwpv.org/familywize, call 1-866-810-3784 and request a card be mailed to them, or download the free FamilyWize app.