Clients of the First Nations Health Authority joined the BC PharmaCare program on Oct. 1. On that date, most FNHA clients who had been receiving benefits through Health Canada’s Non-Insured Health Benefits program became eligible for coverage of prescribed medications and pharmacy services under the PharmaCare First Nations Health Benefits Plan (Plan W).
At the Wei Wai Kum Annual General Meeting on Monday, KDC Health Director Kim Roberts noted that information packages about the program are available from the KDC Health offices and the Band office. Information is also available online at www.fnha.ca or by contacting the FNHA Health Benefits Support line at HealthBenefits@fnha.ca or by calling 1-855-550-5454 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays.
KDC Community Health Patient Navigator Tanille Johnston is another resource. She can be contacted at 250-286-9766 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Most First Nations people in B.C. are automatically enrolled with PharmaCare Plan W. No additional forms or registration is required. You can be sure that you are automatically enrolled if you received a letter from FNHA advising you of the PharmaCare Transition, or if FNHA already pays for your MSP premiums.