Ostomy supplies covered by BC PharmaCare

Last updated: October 27, 2022

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

On this page: EligibilityWhat is covered


To be eligible you must be covered by one of the following PharmaCare plans:

  • Plan W (First Nations Health Benefits)*

*Certain ostomy supplies not covered by PharmaCare may be covered under Non-Insured Health Benefits for FNHA clients.

What is covered

PharmaCare covers most ostomy supplies up to the regular retail price but does not cover a dispensing fee.

The actual amount PharmaCare reimburses depends on your plan rules and annual deductible requirements. Please see the Ostomy Supplies PINs for details on the items that are and are not covered.

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