Emergency Assistance for Prescription Drugs

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The Emergency Assistance for Prescription Drugs program is available if you need immediate treatment with covered prescription drugs and are unable to pay for your share of the cost.

You may be able to get up to a one-month supply of covered prescription drug(s) at a lower cost. The cost will be based on your ability to pay.

Eligibility is determined Ministry of Health. They will work with you to determine your level of eligibility.

During regular office hours: your pharmacy may call the Ministry of Health (Drug Plan branch) at 306-787-3317 (Regina) or toll-free 1-800-667-7578 to request coverage.

Outside regular office hours: your pharmacy may provide up to a four-day supply of covered drug products in an emergency situation. The Ministry of Health will honour the claim at the rate specified by the pharmacy.

You must give the following information at the pharmacy:

  • Patient identification (health services card number).
  • Pharmacy identification (name, number).
  • Name and cost of the drug(s) required immediately.
  • Reason for the request, including evidence that other sources of credit or assistance have been explored and are not available.

Last updated: July 29, 2021