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:

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?

PEI Pharmacare 
16 Fitzroy Street
Sullivan Building
Charlottetown, PE   C1A 7N8

Telephone: (902) 368-4947 
Toll free: 1-877-577-3737

 

Published date: 
October 26, 2015
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