Information for Device Providers

Effective October 8, PharmaCare increased reimbursement fees for:

  • Prostheses for limbs, such as arms and legs
  • Non-limb prostheses, such as eyes, ears and noses 
  • Orthoses for children and youth

If your application was processed and the date of your approval letter is October 5 or 6, 2021, please re-submit your application to have the new fees applied. Note on your application that this is a resubmission due to the fee increase; we will put it at the head of the queue.

For more information:

This page links to the information most needed by device providers enrolled in PharmaCare.

Key resources:


The Ostomy PINs lists the ostomy supplies PINs eligible for coverage for patients who have undergone ostomy surgery and require an external pouch. Actual coverage is subject to the rules of the patient's PharmaCare plan, including any deductible requirements.

Note: PharmaCare covers certain ostomy supplies for First Nations Health Authority clients under Plan W. The Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) program may still cover some supplies not eligible under Plan W which may require NIHB prior authorization. 

The Provider Regulation ("the Regulation") under the Pharmaceutical Services Act ("the Act") came into force on December 1, 2014. The Regulation sets out new enrolment criteria for pharmacies, facilities, and other places where drugs, devices, substances or related services are provided ("sites"). It also sets out the commercial terms for the Province of British Columbia's relationship with enrolled providers.

Enrollment documents as of December 1, 2014:

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