Seniors’ Pharmacare Program

Nova Scotia Pharmacare

Seniors’ Pharmacare Program

The Nova Scotia Seniors' Pharmacare Program is a provincial drug insurance plan that helps eligible seniors with the cost of their prescription drugs.

Benefits

The Seniors' Pharmacare Program pays for drugs and devices which are indicated as benefits in the Nova Scotia Formulary.

To be eligible for benefits under the Program, an individual must:

  • Be a permanent resident of Nova Scotia,
  • Be age sixty-five (65) years and over,
  • Have a valid Nova Scotia Health Card, and
  • Not have prescription drug coverage under any other plan or program.

Enrolment

Program information and enrolment packages are mailed to residents with a valid Nova Scotia Health Card approximately three months prior to their 65th birthday. Program details can be found in our Seniors’ Pharmacare Program – Information Booklet. For more information or to receive an enrolment package, call 429-6565 (local) or 1-800-544-6191 (toll free).

Cost

Seniors contribute to the Seniors’ Pharmacare Program in two ways – by paying a premium and by paying a copayment. Both have an annual maximum and in some cases exceptions apply. For more information, please see the Seniors' Pharmacare Program – Information Booklet.

Seniors’ Pharmacare Program - Information Booklet

Contains more detailed information related to the Seniors' Pharmacare Program.

Download the Senior's Booklet in PDF format

Seniors' Pharmacare Program - Questions & Answers

Find answers to common questions about the Seniors’ Pharmacare Program.

Go to Seniors' Pharmacare Questions and Answers page

Benefits and Reimbursement

Registration Form – this form gives us with the information we need to determine how much premium you may have.

Download the Registration form in PDF format.

Forms

Registration Form (PDF) – Use this form to apply to the Seniors’ Pharmacare Program

Copayment Options Form (PDF) – Use this form to indicate how you want to pay your copayment

Billing Choices Form (PDF) – Use this form to indicate how you want to pay your premium

CRA Consent Form (PDF) – Complete this form to have your income verified by CRA

Contact

By Mail:
Nova Scotia Seniors’ Pharmacare Program
Nova Scotia Pharmacare Programs
PO Box 9322, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3K 6A1

In Person:
Nova Scotia Seniors’ Pharmacare Program
Nova Scotia Pharmacare Programs
230 Brownlow Avenue
Dartmouth, NS

By Phone:
Metro Halifax: 902-429-6565
Toll Free: 1-800-544-6191

By Email
SeniorsPharmacare@medavie.bluecross.ca

By Fax:
902-468-9402