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Prince Edward Island Insurance

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Prescription Drugs

- Individuals on social assistance receive 100% for approved prescription drugs.
- Individuals over 65 pay first a portion of the cost of the prescription drug and dispensing fee per prescription.
100% coverage for prescription drugs used to treat AIDS, tuberculosis, rheumatic fever, cystic fibrosis, growth hormone deficiency, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, and for some cancer drugs.

Dental Care

- Children aged 3 – 16 receive 100% coverage for preventive services. Annual registration fees apply as well as a 20% contribution on treatment services.
100% coverage is available for medically necessary surgical procedures if performed in a hospital.
- Dental programs available for those with a cleft palate.

Vision Care

- There is no coverage available.

Hospital Care

- Coverage for basic ward accommodations is available.

Health Specialists

- Physiotherapy is the only coverage available if services are performed in a hospital.

Homecare and Nursing

- Insured home care is available to those in need, as determined by a support worker or physician.

Ambulatory Services

- Individual pays $150 for land transfer within PEI only.
- There is no coverage for air transfe, there is a flat fee of $750 for individuals needing this service.

Hearing Aids

- No coverage available.

Medical Equipment and Supplies

- There is 100% coverage for laboratory use and x-rays.
- Programs such as the Cancer Financial Assistance Program offers limited coverage for prosthetics and other medical equipment and supplies.

For more information contact the PEI Health and Social Services.


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British Columbia
New Brunswick
Northwest Territories
Nova Scotia
Prince Edward Island