Service Description

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

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 Offered

English

Coverage Area

Nova Scotia

Contact Details

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

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Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible

Coverage Area

Nova Scotia