Transplant Anti-Rejection Drug Program
If you have received an organ or bone marrow transplant, you may be eligible for coverage of approved medication costs through the Transplant Anti-Rejection Drug Program.
Am I eligible?
You may be eligible for the program if you:
- are a PEI resident as defined by the Drug Cost Assistance Act;
- have a valid PEI Health Card;
- a bone marrow transplant; or
- a solid organ transplant.
How do I apply?
Your physician or specialist can refer you for coverage by submitting a completed Transplant Drug Program Application form [PDF | 58 KB] on your behalf.
How much of the medication cost will be covered?
All costs of approved medications are covered by the program. While in hospital your medication will be provided to you. After discharge, if you are required to stay in the hospital vicinity, you may be approved for immunosuppressant medications provided by the hospital out-patient pharmacy or a retail pharmacy.
What if my medication is not listed in the PEI Pharmacare Formulary?
Some medications in the PEI Pharmacare Formulary are approved on a special authorization basis only. If your physician prescribes a drug in this category, he or she can submit a Standard Special Authorization Request form [PDF | 34 KB] to have a medication considered for coverage.
If your medication is not included in the PEI Pharmacare Formulary, it will not be eligible for coverage.
Where can I get my medication?
Once you are registered with the program, you can pick up a maximum 60-days supply of your medication 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