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Hepatitis Drug Program

If you have been diagnosed with hepatitis or have been in close contact with someone who has hepatitis, you may be eligible for coverage of approved medication and vaccination costs through the Hepatitis Drug Program.


Am I eligible?
You are eligible for this program if you have a PEI Health Card and have:

  • been diagnosed with hepatitis;
  • been in close contact with a person diagnosed with hepatitis; or
  • an occupational risk of infection.


How do I apply?
Your physician will consult and refer you to the appropriate contact for enrollment.


How much of the medication cost will be covered?
If you have been diagnosed with hepatitis or have come in close contact with someone diagnosed with hepatitis, all costs of approved medications are covered by the program.

If you are at occupational risk of infection, you (or your employer) can purchase a Hepatitis A, B or A&B vaccine or Twinrix through the Provincial Pharmacy.


What if my medication is not listed in 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 the approved medications through the Hepatitis Drug Program. 


Where can I get my medication?
Once you are registered with the program, you can pick up your medications at the Provincial Pharmacy. If you cannot pick up your medications, you 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 I move away from PEI?
Eligibility for this program will end the day you leave PEI to take up residency elsewhere.


How do I contact the Chief Public Health Office?
Chief Public Health Office
Department of Health and Wellness
105 Rochford Street
Charlottetown, PE   C1A 7N8
Telephone: (902) 368-4996
Fax: (902) 620-3354


How do 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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