Pharmacare - Nova Scotia Seniors' Pharmacare Program

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

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Contact Details

General Inquiries:
902-429-6565
Metro Halifax

Fax:
902-468-9402

Toll-Free:
1-800-544-6191
Within Nova Scotia

Email:
seniorspharmacare@medavie.bluecross.ca

Website:
https://novascotia.ca/dhw/pharmacare/seniors-pharmacare.asp

Service Description

* COVID-19 UPDATE: Government will pay Pharmacare clients' extra dispensing fees for refills on prescriptions that would usually be filled for longer periods * For example, government will cover the second and third refill dispensing fees for prescriptions typically dispensed for 90 days * This temporary measure will take effect on April 23, 2020

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Provincial drug insurance plan that helps members with the cost of prescription drugs and some supplies which are indicated benefits in the Nova Scotia Formulary.

Eligibility

Residents of Nova Scotia with a valid Nova Scotia health card who are at least 65 years old and who do not have prescription drug coverage under any other plan or program

Service Info

Application Process:
* Program information and application forms are mailed out 2-3 months prior to Nova Scotia residents' 65th birthday, and also provided to other individuals upon request

* Complete and return the application within 90 days of the first day of the month in which an individual is first eligible to apply: when an individual turns age 65; when an individual who has continuous private drug coverage from age 65 but it ends for any reason; or when an individual moves to Nova Scotia and receives their Nova Scotia health card

* If a resident applies beyond the 90 day period in which they were first eligible or if they leave the program for any reason and decide to join later, they may have to pay a late entry fee

Documents Required:
Nova Scotia health card

Fees:
Varies

Languages:
English

Coverage Area:
Nova Scotia

Locations

Nova Scotia Seniors' Pharmacare Program

230 Brownlow Avenue
Dartmouth, NS B3B 0G5

General Inquiries:
902-429-6565
Metro Halifax

Fax:
902-468-9402

TollFree:
1-800-544-6191
Within Nova Scotia

Website:
https://novascotia.ca/dhw/pharmacare/seniors-pharmacare.asp

Email:
seniorspharmacare@medavie.bluecross.ca

Accessibility:
Wheelchair accessible

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Nova Scotia Seniors' Pharmacare Program

Address:
230 Brownlow Avenue
Dartmouth, NS B3B 0G5

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Mailing Address:
PO Box 9322
Halifax, NS B3K 6A1

Site Info

General Inquiries:
902-429-6565
Metro Halifax

Fax:
902-468-9402

Toll-Free:
1-800-544-6191
Within Nova Scotia

Email:
seniorspharmacare@medavie.bluecross.ca

Website:
https://novascotia.ca/dhw/pharmacare/seniors-pharmacare.asp

Site Hours:

Monday:
Tuesday:
Wednesday:
Thursday:
Friday:

8am - 5pm
8am - 5pm
8am - 5pm
8am - 5pm
8am - 5pm

Accessibility:
Wheelchair accessible

Coverage Area:
Nova Scotia

Service Info

Application Process:
* Program information and application forms are mailed out 2-3 months prior to Nova Scotia residents' 65th birthday, and also provided to other individuals upon request

* Complete and return the application within 90 days of the first day of the month in which an individual is first eligible to apply: when an individual turns age 65; when an individual who has continuous private drug coverage from age 65 but it ends for any reason; or when an individual moves to Nova Scotia and receives their Nova Scotia health card

* If a resident applies beyond the 90 day period in which they were first eligible or if they leave the program for any reason and decide to join later, they may have to pay a late entry fee

Documents Required:
Nova Scotia health card

Fees:
Varies

Languages:
English

Coverage Area:
Nova Scotia

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