EL CENTRO – Executive Director of United Way of Imperial County, Ken Wuytens, today announced the annual savings in prescription medications for those in our community. “The accompanying chart shows 813 people saved over 47 thousand dollars in the last reporting period. These savings come from participation in our partnership with Family Wize and their prescription drug discount program.” Wuytens stated.
Anyone without health insurance can receive discounts from 20 to 30% on their medication by using the United Way/Family Wize prescription discount card at most local pharmacies. The card is FREE.
Carol Brian, Vice President of Partner Support from Family Wize went on to say that, “We are so grateful to United Way of Imperial County and our other 976 United Way Partners that help coordinate Family Wize assistance and reporting in your communities. November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, nearly 26 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes and another 79 million are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. These are some of the alarming figures that we need to be made aware of. If you or your loved ones have prescriptions that are not covered by insurance, contact United Way of Imperial County at 760 355-4900 for your free discount RX card.”