Humira covered in Canada?

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

Regular Member

Date Joined May 2006
Total Posts : 229
   Posted 6/26/2008 6:50 PM (GMT -6)   
I was just wondering if anyone living in canada was able to get their humira covered, either from private insurance or thru the provincial coverage. My GI doctor said that humira was not covered by pharmacare (the bc provincial coverage), although he doesn't seem 100% sure about any of this. Any thoughts would be appreciated.

Crohn's 4 ever
Regular Member

Date Joined May 2008
Total Posts : 207
   Posted 6/26/2008 8:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes there is assisstance through and I deal with the team called Progress, they will help find a way to get you on it.  I have 100% full coverage, so I am lucky but I did read about assisstance.  Good luck hope you get it too.  I am in Ontario and have no problem with it.

Tough times don't last long, tough people do!

Post Edited (Crohn's 4 ever) : 6/26/2008 8:10:20 PM (GMT-6)

Regular Member

Date Joined May 2008
Total Posts : 20
   Posted 7/1/2008 8:21 AM (GMT -6)   
Since last February Humira has been covered as an exceptional status drug in all provinces. Each province has a different way of dealing with EDS drugs. Most (but not all) insurance providers will cover drugs that are EDS listed. For me, Abbott (Progress Program) made the EDS application for me after my GI had prescribed the drug. After the EDS approval from my provincial health dept, my insurer covered the drug at 100%. My understanding is that if you do not have insurance your provincial health department will cover some of the cost of the drug based on your income, but you should check with them yourself to be sure. Good luck!

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Friday, September 22, 2017 7:13 AM (GMT -6)
There are a total of 2,871,615 posts in 315,121 threads.
View Active Threads

Who's Online
This forum has 156629 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, chiru swarna.
370 Guest(s), 14 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
older guy, LotsOfFun, Dahlias, Doggiedo, Wilderness, Ron42661, jack1954, magoo2, Lynnwood, pmm73, Herophilus, Frostypro, Abilene, pitmom

Follow on Facebook  Follow on Twitter  Follow on Pinterest

©1996-2017 LLC  All rights reserved.

Advertise | Privacy Policy & Disclaimer