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British Columbia


Provincial Programs

BC Fair Pharmacare

BC Fair Pharmacare reimburses some ostomy products. The program is administered through the BC Ministry of Health. For specific covered products please see Ostomy Supplies - Province of British Columbia (

The BC government provides support through the Fair Pharmacare Program for eligible drugs, fees, and medical supplies. After your family deductible, Pharmacare pays 70% of eligible expenses up to an annual Family Maximum.

View Fair Pharmacare assistance levels and Family Maximums at the links below:

Regular assistance levels

Enhanced assistance levels (at least one family members born before 1940)

Once a family has reached your family maximum then Pharmacare will pay 100% of eligible expenses for the rest of the year.

In addition, 100% coverage is provided for those who are:

  • Permanent residents of a licensed residential care facility (Plan B)

  • Persons eligible for BC Income Assistance through Ministry of Social Development & Poverty Reduction (Plan C)

  • Severely handicapped children eligible for "At Home" Program (Plan F)

  • First Nations Health Benefits (Plan W)

 Please look at the following link for more information: What PharmaCare Covers - Province of British Columbia (

BC Fair Pharmacare calculator

BC Cancer – Financial assistance resources

BC Cancer provides a list of resources for those who are having trouble affording the medical and non-medical costs that come with having cancer.

Financial Assistance (

Municipal Programs

Some municipalities offer their own health support programs or supporting services. Check with your local municipality to see if there are any additional support available to you.

Coloplast provides this information for convenience and your general reference only. It does not constitute legal advice or a recommendation regarding clinical practice. Reimbursement, coverage and payment policies can vary from one insurer and region to another and is subject to change without notice. The provider has the responsibility to determine medical necessity and to submit appropriate codes, information, and charges for care provided. Coloplast does not guarantee coverage or payment of products and Coloplast makes no guarantee that the use of this information will prevent differences of opinion or disputes with providers, agencies, insurers, or other payors as to the correct form of billing or the amount that will be paid. This information is provided for your general information only and is not intended to replace any advice you receive from your own internal or external insurance coverage consultants, reimbursement specialists or legal counsel.



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