Medical Devices and Supplies Coverage
Effective Oct. 8, PharmaCare increased reimbursement fees for:
- Limb and non-limb prostheses
- Orthoses for children/youth
This increase will help individuals pay the difference between PharmaCare’s maximum amounts and provider fees. See news release.
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.
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.
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
For people with diabetes, PharmaCare covers:
- Insulin pumps
- Insulin pump supplies
- Blood glucose test strips (annual quantity limits apply)
- Continuous glucose monitors
- Needles and syringes
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