Financial Assistance Drug Program

If you are eligible for financial assistance, under the Social Assistance Act and Regulations, you may be eligible for coverage of approved medication costs through the Financial Assistance Drug Program. 

Am I eligible?

You are eligible for the program if you:

How do I apply?

Your application will be submitted by the Social Assistance Program.  

How much of the medication cost will be covered?

All costs of approved prescription and non-prescription medications are covered by the program.

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 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?

You can fill your prescription 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 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 27, 2015
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healthpei@gov.pe.ca

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