Information for Pharmacists and Medical Suppliers

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PharmaCare Provider Enrollment

Current enrollment

The Provider Regulation ("the Regulation") under the Pharmaceutical Services Act ("the Act") came into force on December 1, 2014. The Regulation sets out new enrollment criteria for pharmacies, facilities, and other places where drugs, devices, substances or related services are provided ("sites"). It also sets out the commercial terms for the Province of British Columbia's relationship with enrolled providers.

Enrollment documents as of December 1, 2014:

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Historical documents

The following documents are provided for historical purposes only.

BC Services Card

Benefit Information—Drugs and Medical Supplies

Drug coverage decisions

    • whetherPharmaCare covers a specific drug
    • how drug coverage decisions are made
    • how you can provide input into those decisions
    • why and when a coverage decision was made
    • how manufacturers can request that a drug be considered for PharmaCare coverage

Prescription drugs and vaccines

Non-drug products and medical supplies

Vaccine Resources for Pharmacists

  • Vaccine Resources — Provides all necessary information on the vaccines that authorized pharmacists can administer.

PharmaCare Policies, Procedures, Guides and Forms

General policies

Specific policies

PharmaNet Access

PharmaCare Publications and Reports


  • PharmaCare Newsletters—Get all the news on PharmaCare policies, drug coverage, audit issues, etc. 
  • PharmaNet Bulletins—News and procedures related to PharmaNet, the province-wide prescription claim processing network that links community pharmacies, hospital pharmacies and other health care providers to a central set of databases at the Ministry of Health.
  • Newsletter/Bulletin Notification Service—Receive an e-mail whenever a PharmaCare Newsletter or PharmaNet Bulletin is published.
  • See our Patient Information section for information sheets on Fair PharmaCare, the Prosthetics and Orthotics Program, the BC Palliative Care Benefits Program and other topics.


Studies and Reviews