I need information on treatments
Your first contact for treatment information should always be your specialist. However, there are national organizations that specialize in treatment information.
How do I get my medications paid for?
New Brunswick Prescription Drug Program
What is the New Brunswick Prescription Drug Program?
The provincial Department of Health and Wellness has developed Plan U: HIV Beneficiary Group. a prescription drug program for HIV positive New Brunswick residents. In order to qualify for drug coverage under Plan U, you must be a resident of New Brunswick registered as HIV positive by an infectious disease specialist.
How can I get medications not covered under the plan?
Your physician has the option to request products that are not covered under Plan U if the drug directly relates to your HIV status and:
- the product is required to maintain a healthy or tolerable lifestyle or to control a chronic or long-term condition or disease, and purchasing it would create a financial burden on the applicant; the applicant’s physician has stated in writing why special authorization for each product should be approved; and
- the specified product has been granted a Notice of Compliance by HealthCanada (the drug is licensed for sale in Canada and available at pharmacies).