PharmaCare (BC)

Provides coverage of eligible prescription drugs and medical supplies through several drug plans. For most PharmaCare plans,  enrollment in the Medical Services Plan of B.C. (MSP) is required.

B.C. residents are eligible for coverage under the following PharmaCare plans:

  • Fair PharmaCare - B.C.’s income-based plan. Most B.C. residents are covered by this plan. Register online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Permanent residents of licensed residential care facilities (Plan B) Coverage is automatic for residents
  • Individuals receiving income assistance from the Province of British Columbia (Plan C) Ministry of Social Development will register individuals
  • Individuals registered with a provincial cystic fibrosis clinic (Plan D) Info from Cystic Fibrosis Clinic re coverage
  • Children receiving medical or full financial assistance through the At Home Program of the Ministry of Children and Family Development (Plan F). MCFD will register on behalf of child.
  • Clients of mental health services centres for whom the cost of medication is a significant barrier to treatment (Plan G).  Physician and Mental health services centre will advise re registration
  • BC Palliative Care Benefits Program - For those who choose to receive palliative care at home (Plan P). Physicians submit an application on behalf of patient.

Address / Contact Info

Health Insurance BC, PharmaCare
Box 9655 Stn Prov Govt Victoria, BCV8W 9P2

Phone Numbers

Toll-free : 1-800-663-7867

Hours of Operation

Regular hours: Phone Line Open:
Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm
Saturday: 8am to 4pm

Web Links

Location Map

This program was last updated on 21 Mar 2017.