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Growth Hormone Drug Program

If your child has been diagnosed with a proven growth hormone deficiency, or with Turner syndrome, he or she may be eligible for coverage of approved growth hormone supplements through the Growth Hormone Drug Program.

Is my child eligible?
Your child is eligible for the program if they have a PEI Health Card, and have been diagnosed by an endocrinologist with:

  • a proven growth hormone deficiency; or
  • Turner syndrome.

How do I apply?
Your child’s endocrinologist must submit a letter to request registration into the Growth Hormone Drug Program.

How much of the medication cost will be covered?
All costs of approved growth hormone supplements are covered by the program.

What if my child’s medication is not listed on the PEI Pharmacare Formulary?
If your medication is not included in the PEI Pharmacare Formulary, it will not be eligible for cost coverage. Special authorization requests will not be considered under this program. You will only be eligible for coverage of approved medication through the Growth Hormone Drug Program. 

Where can I get my child’s medication?
Once you are registered with the program, you can pick up your child’s medications at the Provincial Pharmacy. If you cannot pick up the 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.

What if we move away from PEI?
Eligibility for this program will end the day your child leaves 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
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