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Quit Smoking Drug Program

If you would like to quit smoking, you may be eligible for coverage of approved prescription and non-prescription medications through the Quit Smoking Drug Program. 


Am I eligible?
You are eligible for the program if you:

  • have a PEI Health Card; and
  • are taking part in the Smoking Cessation Program through Addiction Services


How do I apply?
You can be referred through the Smoking Cessation Program or you can call the Smokers’ Helpline at 1-877-513-5333 (toll-free).


How much of the medication cost will be covered?
The program will pay the first $75 (per year) towards the cost of approved medications. You will be responsible for any additional costs of the medications.


Where can I get my medication?
Once you are registered with the program, you can pick up your medication at any community retail pharmacy located in Prince Edward Island.
 

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


How can I contact a smoking cessation program?
Community Phone Number
Souris (902) 687-7110
Montague (902) 838-0960
Charlottetown (902) 569-0524 or Toll-free 1-888-299-8399
Summerside (902) 888-8380
Alberton (902) 853-0401

 
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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