Medical Supplies Coverage

In addition to a broad range of drugs, PharmaCare covers certain medical supplies for eligible British Columbians.

Insulin Pumps & Insulin Pump Supplies

PharmaCare covers insulin pumps for patients age 25 or younger with Type 1 diabetes or other forms of diabetes requiring insulin.

Supplies for insulin pumps are covered for both children and adults.

Diabetes Supplies

PharmaCare also covers blood glucose test strips, insulin, needles and syringes for eligible patients with diabetes.

Prostheses & Orthoses

The PharmaCare Prosthetic and Orthotic Program helps eligible BC residents with the cost of pre-approved prostheses and orthoses needed to attain or maintain basic functionality.

Items covered include pre-approved prostheses for eligible patients of any age; pre-approved orthoses for eligible patients age 18 or younger; the lowest cost devices needed to attain or maintain basic functionality or, for orthoses, to prevent further deformity.

Ostomy Supplies

PharmaCare covers ostomy supplies for patients who have undergone surgery on the bowel and/or bladder that results in a colostomy, ileostomy or urostomy.

Nicotine Replacement Products

For information on coverage of nicotine replacement products such as gum and patches, see BC Smoking Cessation Program.

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