Service Description

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

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


No fees

Languages Offered


Coverage Area

Nova Scotia

Contact Details

Department of Health and Wellness

Barrington Tower
1894 Barrington Street
Halifax NS  B3J 2A8
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Mailing Address:
PO Box 488
Halifax NS  B3J 2R8

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Wheelchair accessible

Coverage Area

Nova Scotia