Welcome to PharmaCare
Welcome to the website of the Pharmaceutical Services Division and the BC PharmaCare program.
BC PharmaCare helps British Columbians with the cost of eligible prescription drugs and designated medical supplies. One of the most comprehensive drug programs in Canada, it provides reasonable access to drug therapy through several drug plans. The largest is the income-based Fair PharmaCare plan.
For most PharmaCare plans, you must be actively enrolled in the Medical Services Plan of B.C. (MSP).
Once you are eligible for PharmaCare coverage, any portion of your prescription cost payable by PharmaCare is calculated automatically at the time of purchase. You pay only the costs not covered by PharmaCare.
If you move away from B.C., PharmaCare coverage ends the day you leave the province.
Most B.C. residents are eligible for coverage under Fair PharmaCare. This plan provides coverage based on your family's net income and requires a one-time registration. Coverage is available to single people or to families. You can register for Fair PharmaCare online.
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Health Insurance BC administers the Ministry of Health's PharmaCare program on behalf of the Pharmaceutical Services Division. Health Insurance BC can answer your questions about both the Medical Services Plan and PharmaCare. Please see our Contacts page for more information.