Re-Apply to the Catastrophic Drug Program

If you are currently receiving coverage through the Catastrophic Drug Program, you can re-apply online to continue to receive benefits if the cost of your prescription medication is making it hard for you to pay other essential life expenses.

First time applicants can fill out the Catastrophic Drug Program application [PDF | 305 KB] form and return it to PEI Pharmacare by fax, mail or email at the contact information below.

Am I eligible to continue receiving coverage?

If you are a permanent resident of Prince Edward Island with a valid PEI Health Card, and you have received coverage under this program in the previous year and filed your most recent income tax return in PEI, you and members of your household are eligible to re-apply for this program. 

When do I need to re-apply?

Eligibility continues until June 30 each year. To avoid interruption in coverage, you must re-apply each year before your eligibility expires.

What if I have private insurance?

The portion you pay out-of-pocket at your pharmacy for eligible medications will still count toward your household accumulator. The annual premium you pay your insurance company may be used to reduce your household income by up to $2,500 when calculating the household cap amount. 

What do I need to apply?

You will need to provide your 8-digit PEI Health Card number and your Social Insurance Number (SIN). You will also need to provide this information for your spouse and any dependants.  

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

Fax: (902) 368-4905
 
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General Inquiries

Health PEI
16 Garfield Street
PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE   C1A 7N8

Phone: (902) 368-6130
Fax: (902) 368-6136

healthpei@gov.pe.ca

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Media Inquiries
Phone: (902) 368-6135

Health PEI Board of Directors
Phone: (902) 368-4637

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