Quit Smoking Drug Program
If you would like to quit smoking, you may be eligible for coverage of approved prescription and non-prescription medications through the Quit Smoking Drug Program.
Am I eligible?
You are eligible for the program if you:
- have a PEI Health Card; and
- are taking part in the Smoking Cessation Program through Addiction Services.
How do I apply?
You can be referred through the Smoking Cessation Program or you can call the Smokers’ Helpline at 1-877-513-5333 (toll-free).
How much of the medication cost will be covered?
The program will pay the first $75 (per year) towards the cost of approved medications. You will be responsible for any additional costs of the medications.
Where can I get my medication?
Once you are registered with the program, you can pick up your medication at any community retail pharmacy located in Prince Edward Island.
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.
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 a Smoking Cessation Program?
You can call a Smoking Cessation Program in the community nearest you:
- Souris: (902) 687-7110
- Montague: (902) 838-0960
- Charlottetown: (902) 569-0524 or Toll-free 1-888-299-8399
- Summerside: (902) 888-8380
- Alberton: (902) 853-0401
How can I contact PEI Pharmacare?
16 Fitzroy Street
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8
Telephone: (902) 368-4947
Toll free: 1-877-577-3737