Cystic Fibrosis Drug Program
If you have been diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, you may be eligible for coverage of approved prescription and non-prescription medication costs through the Cystic Fibrosis Drug Program.
Am I eligible?
You are eligible for the program if you have:
- are a PEI resident as defined by the Drug Cost Assistance Act;
- have a valid PEI Health Card; and
- been diagnosed with cystic fibrosis.
How do I apply?
Your physician must submit a letter to the Provincial Pharmacy to request registration into the Cystic Fibrosis Drug Program. This letter must also be approved by a specialist.
How much of the medication cost will be covered?
All costs of approved medications are covered by the program.
What medications are covered?
If your medication is not included in the PEI Pharmacare Formulary, it will not be eligible for cost coverage. You will only be eligible for coverage of the approved medications through the Cystic Fibrosis Drug Program.
Some medications in the PEI Pharmacare Formulary are approved on a Special Authorization basis only. If your physician prescribes a drug in the category, he or she can submit a Standard Special Authorization Request form to have a medication considered for coverage.
Where can I get my medication?
Once you are registered with the program, you can pick up your medications at the Provincial Pharmacy. If you cannot pick up your medications, you can pay the courier cost and have them delivered to your home.
Will I get a refund for medication I already purchased?
Coverage is not retroactive; you will not be reimbursed for medications you have already purchased.
if your medication is not provided by Provincial Pharmacy, you will not be reimbursed for medications filled at an alternate pharmacy.
What if I move away from PEI?
Your eligibility for this program will end the day you leave PEI to take up residency elsewhere.
How can I contact PEI Pharmacare?
16 Fitzroy Street
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8
Telephone: (902) 368-4947
Toll free: 1-877-577-3737