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Drug Programs

You may be eligible for coverage or cost assistance of approved medications and supplies if you meet the financial criteria, or if you have a medical condition identified in one of the following Drug Programs:


AIDS/HIV Drug Program
The AIDS/HIV Drug Program covers the full cost for eligible AIDS/HIV medications.
    
              
Catastrophic Drug Program
The Catastrophic Drug Program caps the amount of money you pay in one year for prescription medications, based on your household income.


Children in Care Drug Program
The cost of approved prescription and non-prescription medications are covered for children under temporary or permanent care of the Director of Child Welfare.


Community Mental Health Drug Program
The Community Mental Health Drug Program covers the full cost of long-acting injectable antipsychotic medication for approved patients.


Cystic Fibrosis Drug Program
The Cystic Fibrosis Drug Program covers the full cost of approved prescription and non-prescription medications.


Diabetes Drug Program
The Diabetes Drug Program provides assistance toward the cost of approved medications and supplies.


Erythropoietin Drug Program
The Erythropoietin Drug Program covers the cost of treatment for anemia so that individuals with chronic renal failure or who are on kidney dialysis will not require frequent blood transfusions.


Family Health Benefit Drug Program
The Family Health Benefit Drug Program supports low-income families by helping to cover the cost of approved prescription medications for families with children under the age of 18, or under the age of 25 if a child is a registered full time student.


Financial Assistance Drug Program
The Financial Assistance Drug Program covers the cost of approved prescription and non-prescription medications for clients receiving Social Assistance.


Generic Drug Program
The Prince Edward Island Generic Drug Program is for Islanders under the age of 65 who do not have insurance. The program is designed to limit out-of-pocket costs for eligible generic prescription drugs to a maximum cost of $19.95.


Growth Hormone Drug Program
The Growth Hormone Drug Program covers the cost of approved growth hormone supplements for approved clients.


Hepatitis Drug Program
The Hepatitis Drug Program covers the cost of approved medications for approved individuals diagnosed with hepatitis, or in close contact to someone who has hepatitis.


High Cost Drug Program
The High Cost Drug Program helps pay for approved medications of certain illnesses. Coverage is based on household income.

The program assists the following medical conditions:
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis;
  • Cancer;
  • Crohn’s Disease;
  • Multiple Sclerosis;
  • Plaque Psoriasis;
  • Pulmonary Hypertension;
  • Psoriatic Arthritis;
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis; and
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration.


Home Oxygen Program
The Home Oxygen Program subsidizes the cost of eligible expenses related to using prescribed oxygen at home.


Immunization Program
The Immunization Program provides Public Health Nursing with vaccinations to assist in the prevention of communicable diseases.

 
Institutional Pharmacy Program
The Institutional Pharmacy Program provides coverage of medications for residents in any government manor.


Insulin Pump Program
The Insulin Pump Program provides coverage of approved medications and supplies for children and youth under the age of 19 who require an insulin pump to manage their diabetes. Coverage is based on household income.


Meningitis Drug Program
At the Chief Public Health Officer’s request, the Meningitis Drug Program will provide coverage of approved medications to treat meningitis.


Nursing Home Drug Program
The Nursing Home Drug Program provides coverage of approved medications for residents in any community care facility.


Nutrition Services Program
The Nutrition Services Program provides coverage of approved vitamin and mineral supplements for pregnant women approved through this program. 


Phenylketonuria (PKU) Supplement Program
The Phenylketonuria (PKU) Supplement Program provides coverage of approved nutritional supplements to treat PKU through a community nutritionist. 


Quit Smoking Drug Program
The Quit Smoking Drug Program provides coverage of approved medications through the Smoking Cessation Program.


Rabies Vaccine Program
The Rabies Vaccine Program provides coverage of rabies vaccinations at all hospitals across Prince Edward Island. 


Seniors' Drug Program
The Seniors' Drug Program provides coverage of approved medications for seniors age 65 and older. 


Sexually Transmitted Disease Drug Program
The Sexually Transmitted Disease Drug Program covers the cost for approved medications to treat sexually transmitted diseases.


Transplant Anti-rejection Drug Program
The Transplant Anti-rejection Drug Program will cover the cost of approved immunosuppressant medications for transplant patients.


Tuberculosis Drug Program
The Tuberculosis Drug Program will cover the cost of approved medications to treat and prevent tuberculosis.


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

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