FamilyWizeFor the last 10 years, United Ways and FamilyWize Community Service Partnership have collaborated to bring greater stability to communities nationwide. We know from experience that families living on the edge never struggle with just one issue; it’s the combination of several problems piling up that prevents families from finding stability and truly thriving. At United Way of Story County, we partner with FamilyWize to increase the Health and Financial Stability of families in our communities. Through their prescription savings card, FamilyWize works to make prescription medications more affordable for all families, so that no one ever has to make the hard choice between the meds they need, and other basics like food or rent. 

Who can use the prescription discount card?

The FamilyWize prescription drug discount cards can be used by everyone in the community for prescription medicine. Not just people with no insurance. There are no usage, age, or income limits.

How does the card work?

Simply give the card to the pharmacist with your prescription. The card can be used immediately, with no registration required. An instant discount— varies by medication—is applied to the prescription medicine. The card provides pharmacy discounts (up to 75%) on all FDA approved prescription medicine not covered by insurance, Medicaid, Medicare or other benefit plans. You pay either the discounted price or the pharmacy's retail price, whichever is lower.

Where can I use the card?

Nationwide! Over 60,000 pharmacies nationwide, including all the major chains (see the list here).

Where do I get a card?

Get your free card – available four different ways:

  • Print your card from
  • Download the FamilyWize app on your smartphone
  • Visit United Way of Story County at 315 Clark Ave in Ames to pick one up
  • Call FamilyWize at 800-222-2818 to have a card mailed to you

To learn more about the FamilyWize United Ways Prescription Drug Card, please visit