Drug administration fee

Last updated: September 27, 2023

When a pharmacist administers an eligible injection, they must claim the PharmaCare drug administration fee ($11.41). Pharmacists cannot charge the patient for the service under the Full Payment Policy Patients must be actively enrolled in MSP. 

A prescription is needed for pharmacists to administer and claim the fee for Schedule II drugs (e.g., vitamin B12, dimenhydrinate). A prescription is not needed for vaccines.

The drug administration fee cannot be claimed for:

  • Vaccines indicated for travel
  • Insulins, low molecular weight heparins, and other products designed for patient self-injection by auto-injector or pen, even if the prescriber has indicated "pharmacist to inject/administer"

If a vaccine commonly used as a travel vaccine (such as hepatitis A) is administered for an indication other than travel, pharmacists must claim the drug administration fee and must not charge the patient.

For multiple injections for one patient on the same day, PharmaCare will pay the drug administration fee and dispensing fee for each injection. However, payments for iOAT injections are limited to 4 per patient per day. For multiple injections, use the PharmaNet intervention code UF.

The maximum PharmaCare reimburses for a combination of medication review services, clinical services, or drug administration for the same patient, on the same day, from the same pharmacy, is $78.00.

PharmaNet claim procedures

The pharmacist must enter the claim in PharmaNet on the date of injection.

  • Enter P1 in PractIDRef (for CPBC) and your CPBC ID for PractID
  • Use PIN 66128366
  • For Quantity, enter 1
  • Do not enter a drug cost or fee
  • In SIG field, enter DIN_generic name_route_admin site, e.g., 0273497_VitB12_IM_LEFT