Re-Apply to the Family Health Benefit Drug Program

If you are a family currently receiving benefits under the Family Health Benefit Drug Program with children under the age of 19 or under the age of 25 and a full-time student,  you can re-apply online to continue to receive benefits. 

First time applicants to the program, fill out the Family Health Benefit application  and fax, email or mail it to PEI Pharmacare at the contact information below. 

Am I eligible to re-apply?

If you have received benefits through this program in the previous year, you can re-apply to continue receiving benefits if:

  • have a PEI Health Card
  • have filed your most recent income tax return in Prince Edward Island; and
  • are a low-income family supporting at least one child in the approved age categories.

If you are applying for a child under the age of 25 who is a full-time student, proof of enrolment from the post-secondary institution must be submitted to PEI Pharmacare prior to approval. 

If joint custody of the qualifying child exists, both parents may apply to the program. 

How much of the medication cost will be covered?

Assistance is based on family size and household income. While the program will cover the full cost of medication, you must pay the pharmacy dispensing fee.

  • If you have 1 child, your net annual family income to qualify must be less than $24,800
  • If you have 2 children, your net annual family income to qualify must be less than $27,800
  • If you have 3 children, your net annual family income to qualify must be less than $30,800
  • If you have 4 children, your net annual family income to qualify must be less than $33,800. If you have more than 4 childrenadd $3,000 for each additional child 

Will my drug coverage be disrupted?

Coverage ends September 30 each year. You must re-apply each year before your coverage expires.

Coverage ends when you have no children under the age of 19 or under the age of 25 who are full-time students.

What if I move away from PEI?

Your eligibility for this program will end the day you leave PEI to take up residency elsewhere.

Who can I contact for more information?

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
 
Email: drugprograms@gov.pe.ca


 
 

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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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Phone: (902) 368-4637

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