Practitioner and Medical Supplier Access to PharmaNet
All community pharmacies in B.C. are required to connect to PharmaNet. Other health suppliers, such as prosthetic, orthotic and ostomy suppliers, are urged to connect to PharmaNet to simplify their claims procedures and improve customer service. For pharmacies the first point of contact is the College of Pharmacists of B.C. All other suppliers should contact Health Insurance BC.
Establishing PharmaNet connections for new and relocating pharmacies will take at least 50 business days. Refer to the "Ensuring Timely PharmaNet Connections" (PDF, 176KB) information sheet for procedure guidelines.
Emergency Department Access to PharmaNet (EDAP) - permits authorized individuals in hospital emergency departments, and diagnostic and treatment centres, to access patient medication profiles to assist in determining patient therapy in a timely and secure manner. For information on requesting access to this service, visit the System Access Services page.
Community Health Practice Access to PharmaNet (COMPAP) - allows authorized community health practitioners to request and receive up-to-date records of medications dispensed to a patient-in a timely and secure manner-at each registered community practice. For information on requesting access to this service, visit the System Access Services page.
Hospital Access to PharmaNet (HAP) - allows authorized health professionals access to patient medication histories from a hospital or designated mental health facility. For information on requesting access to this service, visit the System Access Services page.
Medical Device Distributors (MDD) Online Claims Access to PharmaNet - allows authorized Medical Device Distributors to connect to PharmaNet to submit online claims for eligible products such as insulin pumps and insulin pump supplies. Medical Device Distributors must use approved secure software to connect to PharmaNet. They will not be able to access a patient’s medication history. For information on requesting access to this service, visit the System Access Services page.