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.
To be eligible you must be covered by one of the following PharmaCare plans:
- Fair PharmaCare
- Plan B (Residential Care)
- Plan C (B.C. Income Assistance)
- Plan F (At Home Program)
- Plan W (First Nations Health Benefits)*
*Certain ostomy supplies not covered by PharmaCare may be covered under the Non-Insured Health Benefits program for FNHA clients.
What is covered? What is not 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 list (PDF) for details on the items that are and are not covered.