Get Help with Prescription Drug Costs
Supporting Island families -
In Prince Edward Island, eligible Islanders and families with a valid PEI Health Card can get help to pay for prescription drugs. There are several drug programs that can save you money. You may qualify based on your age, health condition and/or income.
How do you identify?
Under 65 without private drug insurance
Apply online for the Generic Drug Program if you are under 65 years of age and do not have private drug insurance.
Family with low to moderate income
If you are a low-income family supporting at least one child, you may qualify for the Family Health Benefit Drug Program. This program helps cover the cost of approved prescription medications for you and your children if they are under the age of 19 or under the age of 25 and a full-time student.
Living with a chronic disease or health condition?
If you have one of following medical conditions, you may qualify for the High Cost Drug Program:
- Ankylosing Spondylitis
- Crohn’s Disease
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Plaque Psoriasis
- Pulmonary Hypertension
- Psoriatic Arthritis
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Visit Drug Programs for other condition-specific drug programs.
Senior, aged 65 or older
You will automatically qualify and be enrolled for the Seniors' Drug Program when you turn 65 years old.
Catastrophic Drug Program
If the cost of your prescription medication is making it hard for you to pay other essential life expenses, you may qualify for coverage of certain medications through the Catastrophic Drug Program.
Other Drug Programs
Be sure to check out the full list at Provincial Drug Programs to see if you may be eligible for help with the cost of your prescription drugs.
Phone: (902) 368-4947