Back-to-School with a Free Prescription Discount Card
Benefits Community and Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma
(Oklahoma City) – August 12, 2015 – When prepping for back-to-school, there’s one essential item that will help Oklahoma families throughout the year—a free prescription discount card. According to the CDC, elementary school children are sick an average of eight to 12 times each school year. For older kids, it’s about half that.
The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma continues to partner with Watertree Health, a leading provider of free prescription discount cards, to help fight hunger while building a healthier community. Every time someone saves with the card, Watertree Health makes a donation to the nonprofit to help fight hunger in central and western Oklahoma.
“One in four Oklahoma children struggles with hunger every day,” said Rodney Bivens, executive director of the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma. “This partnership with Watertree Health is a win-win. By using the Prescription Discount Card, Oklahomans are saving money and helping feed chronically hungry children, struggling seniors and families. To date, more than 185,000 meals have been provided through this partnership.”
The card allows users to receive up to 75 percent off prescriptions. Eligible Rx medications include: those frequently prescribed for colds/flus, ADHD, allergies, heart disease, hypothyroidism, asthma, diabetes and other health conditions. Anyone can look up savings on their medication at a pharmacy near them by going to wtree.us/savingstool/feedok and providing the drug name and their zip code.
“Many children in Oklahoma, like millions of kids in America, get sick throughout the school year and suffer from allergies and other ongoing health issues and, as a result, are in need of prescriptions to treat these conditions,” said Watertree Health President, Shane Power. “Helping families afford the vital medications their children need is precisely the reason Watertree Health was founded.”
The pre-activated card can be used by people with health insurance to complement their plans—to help fill in gaps of prescription coverage—or by the uninsured. It is accepted at more than 60,000 pharmacies across the country—local, regional and national chains such as Homeland, CVS, Walmart and Walgreens.
Regional Food Bank clients, as well as any Oklahoman, can receive a free prescription discount card by texting FEEDOK to 95577, or by visiting WatertreeHealthCard.com/FEEDOK. The card image in this story can also be presented to the pharmacist to obtain Rx savings.
For more information about the card watch the short FAQ video: wtree.us/video/feedok. For more information on how you can help fight hunger in Oklahoma, visit www.regionalfoodbank.org or call 405.972.1111.
Established in 1980, the Regional Food Bank is the largest private domestic hunger-relief organization in the state of Oklahoma. Last fiscal year, the nonprofit distributed 47.8 million pounds of food and products through a network of nearly 1,200 charitable feeding programs and schools in 53 central and western Oklahoma counties.
About the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma
The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma is the state’s largest private domestic hunger relief organization. The nonprofit provides enough food to feed more than 110,000 hungry Oklahomans each week through a network of nearly 1,200 schools and charitable feeding programs in 53 central and western Oklahoma counties. Since its inception in 1980, the Regional Food Bank has distributed more than 550 million pounds of food to feed Oklahoma’s hungry. For more information, visit http://www.regionalfoodbank.org; find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/regionalfoodbank or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/rfbo.
About Watertree Health
Watertree Health was founded in 2010 to address the growing need for accessible health care products and services in America. The Company’s mission is to help people improve their lives by improving their health. Watertree Health’s founders believe everyone should be able to afford their medicines. The Company launched the free Prescription Discount Card in 2011 to help the tens of millions of people in America without adequate prescription coverage. For more information, visit WatertreeHealth.com.