Pharmacare - Palliative Care Drug Program
Provided by: Government of Nova Scotia - Department of Health and Wellness (aka DHW)Update This Listing Print
Within Nova Scotia
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Helps cover the cost of drugs needed for end-of-life care at home.
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
Department of Health and Wellness
1894 Barrington Street
Halifax, NS B3J 2A8
PO Box 488
Halifax, NS B3J 2R8
Within Nova Scotia
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.
Nova Scotia health card
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