You don't have to meet income guidelines or be a member of a particular group in order to use the cards to get lower prices at pharmacies and you don't have to fill out an application. It's estimated that the average person saves about 25% off of their prescription costs, depending on the medications they take.
The prescription cards can help almost anyone, including people who do not have their own health insurance, and those in Medicare who may be in what's called the doughnut hole.
The United Way organizations Blair, Bedford, State College, Lock Haven, and St. Marys are among those across the state that provide at least one of the two prescription discount cards. One of the cards even provides pharmacy discounts for pet medications.
To get the cards online, log onto FamilyWize or American Consultants RX .