If you have private insurance, you may still be eligible for the NLPDP. In this case, you are required to bill your private insurance first.
The program covers a variety of drugs that require a prescription, plus a small number of other over-the-counter items that do not legally require a prescription. However, these products must be prescribed to be covered under NLPDP plans.
In addition, some drugs are covered under special authorization, meaning that certain medical criteria must be met. These require written requests by the prescriber which are then assessed by the Department of Health and Community Services.
No. This program is only for coverage of eligible prescription drugs and a limited number of over-the-counter drugs.
If eligible, you will receive a drug card for you and each eligible member of your family in the mail. This card must be presented to your pharmacist with the prescription for the individual named on the card every time a prescription is filled.
To be assessed for eligibility for any of the drug plans, you must be a Canadian resident residing in Newfoundland and Labrador and must meet the criteria for one of the plans under the program.