Sexually Transmitted Infections Drug Program

If you require treatment for a sexually transmitted infection (STI), you may be eligible for coverage of approved medication costs through the Sexually Transmitted Infection Drug Program.

Am I eligible?

You are eligible for the program if have been:

  • diagnosed with a sexually transmitted infection; or
  • in close contact with someone diagnosed with a sexually transmitted infection.

How do I apply?

Your physician will write you a prescription registering you for the program.

How much of the medication cost will be covered?

All costs of approved medications are covered by the program.

What if my medication is not listed in the PEI Pharmacare Formulary?

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 Sexually Transmitted Disease Drug Program.

Where can I get my medication?

You can take your prescription to any community retail pharmacy located in Prince Edward Island to be filled.

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.

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: 
January 24, 2019
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