BC Palliative Care Benefits - Information for Prescribers

BC Palliative Care benefits are available to BC residents of any age who have reached the end stage of a life-threatening disease or illness and who wish to receive palliative care at home—meaning wherever the person is living, whether in their own home, with family or friends, in a supportive/assisted living residence, or in a hospice unit at a residential care facility (e.g. a community hospice bed that is not covered under PharmaCare Plan B).

Eligible patients receive:

  • coverage of medications used in palliative care through the PharmaCare BC Palliative Care Drug Plan, and
  • medical supplies and equipment through the local health authority.

Forms and Guides

Prescribers can order printed forms, if required, by contacting the Palliative Care Coverage Confirmation Line at the number provided in the Prescriber Guide.