Medical Devices and Supplies Coverage

In addition to a broad range of drugs, PharmaCare covers approved prosthetic and orthotic devices, ostomy supplies, and insulin pumps and supplies for eligible B.C. residents with diabetes.

Prostheses

PharmaCare covers limb, breast, ocular, nasal, and ear prostheses needed to attain or maintain basic functionality.

Orthoses

For patients age 18 or younger, PharmaCare covers custom orthoses, worn full-time, needed to attain or maintain basic functionality or to prevent future deformity. This includes plagiocephaly helmets for infants.

Ostomy Supplies

PharmaCare covers ostomy supplies for patients who have undergone bowel or bladder surgery that results in a colostomy, ileostomy, or urostomy, requiring an external pouch.

Diabetes Management Supplies

PharmaCare covers:

Insulin pumps for eligible diabetic patients age 25 or younger who require insulin

Insulin pump supplies for eligible diabetic patients of any age with an insulin pump

Blood glucose test strips (annual quantity limits apply)

Needles and syringes for diabetics who inject insulin

Insulin for diabetics who require it

 

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