Skip to main content

Advertisement

Springer Nature is making Coronavirus research free. View research | View latest news | Sign up for updates

Table 1 – Provincial Drug Coverage Programs for General Population (non-senior and non-social assistance)

From: Prescription drug coverage in Canada: a review of the economic, policy and political considerations for universal pharmacare

  Patient Eligibility Coverage Details
British Columbia No restrictions Catastrophic coverage with deductibles up to 3% of annual income, then patient pays 30% co-insurance.
Alberta No restrictions Voluntary coverage with premiums, then patient pays 30% co-insurance.
Saskatchewan No restrictions Catastrophic coverage with deductibles at 3.4% annual income, then patient pays 35% co-insurance.
Manitoba No restrictions Catastrophic coverage with deductibles up to 6.97% annual income, then full coverage of eligible drugs.
Ontario No restrictions Catastrophic coverage with deductibles at approximately 4% of annual income, then patient pays $2 fixed co-payment.
Quebec Restricted to those not eligible for private insurance Mandatory coverage with premiums and a $19.90 monthly deductible, then patient pays 34.9% co-insurance.
Newfoundland No restrictions Catastrophic coverage with out-of-pocket payments ranging from 5 to 10% of income
Nova Scotia No restrictions Catastrophic coverage with deductibles up to 20% of annual income, then patient pays 20% co-insurance.
New Brunswick No restrictions Voluntary coverage with premiums, then co-payments of $5 to $30 per eligible prescription, depending on income.
Prince Edward Island No restrictions Catastrophic coverage with deductibles up to 12% of annual income, then full coverage of eligible drugs.
  1. Source [93]: Authors summary of information in CIHI (1028) National Prescription Drug Utilization Information System Plan Information Document, July 2018 supplemented by information from public drug plan websites, where necessary