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Institutional Pharmacy Program

If you are a resident in a government long-term care nursing home or manor, you may be eligible for coverage of approved medication costs through the Institutional Pharmacy Program.


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



How do I apply?
There is no application process. Once you become a resident in a nursing home or manor, approved medications are provided. 


How much of the medication cost will be covered?
All costs of approved prescription and non-prescription medications are covered by the program.


What if my medication is not listed in the PEI Pharmacare Formulary?
Some medications in the PEI Pharmacare Formulary are approved on a special authorization basis only. If your physician prescribes a drug in this category, he or she can submit a Standard Special Authorization Request form [PDF | 34 KB] to have a medication considered for coverage.

If your medication is not included in the PEI Pharmacare Formulary, it will not be eligible for coverage. 


Where can I get my medication?
Your medication will be given to you by the nursing staff at the nursing home or manor in which you reside.  


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 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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