Pharmacare - Palliative Care Drug Program

Provided by: Government of Nova Scotia - Department of Health and Wellness (aka DHW)

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Contact Details

General Inquiries:
902-496-5680
Metro Halifax

Toll-Free:
1-800-305-5026
Within Nova Scotia

Service Website:
https://novascotia.ca/dhw/pharmacare/palliative-drug-program.asp

Service Description

* COVID-19 UPDATE - Government services have been affected by COVID-19 * Visit website for information on service delivery during the pandemic https://novascotia.ca/dhw/

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Helps cover the cost of drugs needed for end-of-life care at home.

Eligibility

Eligibility is assessed by a local specialist palliative care team. Patients must meet the following eligibility criteria:

* Live in Nova Scotia
* Have a valid Nova Scotia health card number
* Be assessed by a palliative care team to be in the end stage of a terminal illness and anticipated to be in the last 6 months of life
* Wish to receive end-of-life care at home for as long as possible, whether in their own home, with family or friends, or in a supportive living residence

Service Info

General Inquiries:
902-496-5680
Metro Halifax

Toll-Free:
1-800-305-5026
Within Nova Scotia

Service Website:
https://novascotia.ca/dhw/pharmacare/palliative-drug-program.asp

Application Process:
If eligible, the patient’s local specialist palliative care team completes a Palliative Care Drug Program application form and sends it to the Pharmacare office. Coverage is effective for 6 months from the enrollment date.

Documents Required:
Nova Scotia health card

Fees:
No fees

Languages:
English

Coverage Area:
Nova Scotia

Locations

Department of Health and Wellness

Barrington Tower
Halifax, NS B3J 2A8

Accessibility:
Wheelchair accessible

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Department of Health and Wellness

Address:
Barrington Tower
1894 Barrington Street
Halifax, NS B3J 2A8

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Mailing Address:
PO Box 488
Halifax, NS B3J 2R8

Site Info

Accessibility:
Wheelchair accessible

Coverage Area:
Nova Scotia

Service Info

General Inquiries:
902-496-5680
Metro Halifax

Toll-Free:
1-800-305-5026
Within Nova Scotia

Service Website:
https://novascotia.ca/dhw/pharmacare/palliative-drug-program.asp

Application Process:
If eligible, the patient’s local specialist palliative care team completes a Palliative Care Drug Program application form and sends it to the Pharmacare office. Coverage is effective for 6 months from the enrollment date.

Documents Required:
Nova Scotia health card

Fees:
No fees

Languages:
English

Coverage Area:
Nova Scotia

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