The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has a set of drug plans, known as the Newfoundland and Labrador Prescription Drug Program (NLPDP).
The Access Plan
One of those, the Access Plan provides low income persons and families with financial support in buying eligible prescription medications. Those successfully registered under the plan are provided a card to take to pharmacies. The cost of drugs is then partially covered and the patient’s cost is reduced to a co-pay amount. The amount of patient co-pay depends on family status and level of income.
– Families with children, with incomes of $42,870 or less
– Single parent families with incomes of $42,870 or less
– Couples, without children, with incomes of $30,009 or less
– Single persons with incomes of $27,151 or less.
Limited Dental Coverage for Teens
When a family is accepted to the Access Plan, 13-17 year old children, inclusive, in the family are eligible to have certain dental care services covered. Eligible youth are sent a letter of eligibility, which is to be taken to the dentist’s office.
Eligible dental services include:
– Examinations at two year intervals
– Routine fillings and extractions
NL Smoking Cessation Program
Individuals registered under the Access Program are also eligible for coverage under the NL Smoking Cessation Program. The program covers two quit smoking prescription drugs: varenicline (Champix) and bupropion (Zyban). Both do not contain nicotine and help reduce cravings and other withdrawal symptoms. Click here to get more details on this program.