Dial United Way 2-1-1, 24 hours a day / 7 days a week for information on non-emergency human service needs such as:
- Community Programs
- Counseling Services
- Financial Assistance
United Way 2-1-1 also allows Midlands residents to find volunteer opportunities that suit their interests. Local agencies list a variety of volunteer needs ranging from mentoring to delivering meals to office assistance.
Residents of Richland County, Newberry County and Lexington County may access this resource for referrals and volunteer information. Fairfield County residents will be able to access United Way 2-1-1 soon.
Callers outside the 2-1-1 dialing area may call 733-5408 or toll free 1-866-892-9211.
Prescription Drug Savings Program
This community service partnership is sponsored and coordinated by Membership Services Corporation of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. It enables you to receive discounted pricing on prescription drugs. This is not insurance. Rather, it is a program that offers immediate discounts on prescription drugs at participating pharmacies. Simply present your card with each prescription from your doctor to the participating pharmacy at the time of purchase to receive your discounts. If you need to transfer a prescription, bring your empty prescription bottle or label with you to the pharmacy.
Save an average of 20% off the pharmacy's usual and customary retail price of prescription drugs, with the highest savings on generic drugs.
Your cost for medication will be the discount price offered through this program, or the pharmacy's usual and customary retail price, whichever is lower. This means you are assured the lowest price in that store, at the time you purchase the medication. If the pharmacy's price is lower, there is no savings or discount.
YOU DO NOT NEED THIS CARD IF YOU ALREADY USE A PRESCRIPTION CARD OF ANY KIND WHEN YOU GO TO THE PHARMACY. This card cannot be used with any other prescription card.
FamilyWize prescription drug discount cards can now be printed directly from the Internet at www.familywize.com
or from the many local participating agencies, at United Way of the Midlands or by calling 2-1-1.
South Carolina Eye Care Initiative
The South Carolina Eye Care Initiative is a program that helps people gain access to eye exams and eye glasses. A person eligible to participate in the SC Eye Care Initiative:
1.) Has a primary care physician who is participating in the SC Eye Care Initiative
2.) Has a low income
3.) Has no health or vision insurance
4.) Is a resident of Richland, Lexington, Fairfield or Newberry Counties
To find out if you are eligible or if your physician is participating in the SC Eye Care Initiative, call 815-2273 (Fairfield and Newberry County residents) or 296-2251 (Richland and Lexington County residents).