One of the easiest ways to help families and individuals who are struggling to make ends meet is to provide them with United Way of Southeastern Idaho's free prescription discount cards. In the seven-county Southeastern Idaho area last year, people experienced an out-of-pocket savings of more than $85,000. Discounts vary by prescription--in our region they average between 30% to 46% off the price of the prescription without the card. Anyone can use the cards anywhere in the nation at participating pharmacies. With the exception of a couple of locally owned pharmacies, all area pharmacies participate in the program. Please call if a pharmacy tells you they don't take the card. In nearly every case, your card will be accepted.
The cards work for prescriptions that are not covered by insurance, including when you are still meeting your deductible, if a specific medicine is not covered by your insurance or if you do not have insurance.