The Newfoundland and Labrador Prescription Drug Program (NLPDP) provides financial assistance to purchase eligible prescription medications for those who reside in the province. There are five main plans under the program: The Foundation Plan, The 65Plus Plan, The Access Plan, The Assurance Plan and The Select Needs Plan. The Ostomy Subsidy Program is only offered to the 65 Plus Plan and Foundation Plan.
Have the following plans:
65 Plus Plan:
residents 65 years of age and older are automatically enrolled in this program if they receive the Old Age Security Benefits (OAS) and Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS).
The Foundation Plan:
There is no Program-specific application to be completed for coverage unless the Resident is a landed immigrant. Service Canada notifies the Program that a Resident receives the GIS and Old Age Security benefits, usually after receiving their first GIS payment. An eligibility letter is sent out to the Resident asking for their MCP number, date of birth, and gender to issue a Program drug card.
For more information: https://www.gov.nl.ca/hcs/files/prescription-provider-guide-program-plans.pdf
Before coverage authorization, the client must be enrolled in the Foundation Plan or 65 Plus Plan.
The 65Plus Plan will reimburse you for 75% of the retail cost of ostomy items. You are responsible for the remaining charges. You will need to purchase your ostomy supplies and submit the original prescription receipts to the Ostomy Subsidy Program for reimbursement. Be sure to note your Program Card Number. Beneficiaries of the 65Plus Plan also pay a professional (i.e. dispensing) fee to a maximum of $6.00.
You can claim the remaining charges as a Medical Expense on your income taxes.
PO Box 8070 Postal Station A
St. John’s NL A1B 4A6