Low Income Pharmacare (drug coverage) for Children
The Nova Scotia government funds a program that provides prescription drug coverage for children of low-income families. Families pay $5 per prescription no matter how much the medication costs.
The Department of Community Services also provides prescription drug coverage for more than 50,000 people who receive assistance from the department including income assistance, Disability Support Program and family and community supports. (See our page on this program.)
The program is available for families who receive the Nova Scotia Child Benefit.
To apply for Low Income Pharmacare for Children, complete and sign the application form (PDF) and mail it to the Department of Community Services at :
Nova Scotia Department of Community Services
Low Income Pharmacare for Children
5675 Spring Garden Road
PO Box 696
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2T7
Applicants may also fax their application to 902-428-5818.
For more information about Low Income Pharmacare for Children, please call the Department of Community Services toll free at 1-866-424-1269.