Hormone Therapy Funding
Who pays for hormone therapy?
You may have a benefit plan that covers the cost of hormone therapy medications (i.e. through an employer, income assistance, or disability assistance).
If you are enrolled in the Fair PharmaCarePharmaCare: British Columbia government program that helps residents with the cost of eligible prescription drugs and medical supplies. program, depending on your income, many hormone therapies will be covered.
If the medication your doctor prescribes is not covered by the plan or program you are enrolled in, they can apply for Special AuthoritySpecial Authority: British Columbia government system for obtaining coverage for prescription medications not covered in the Pharmacare formulary. to try to have it covered.
If you are not covered by a benefit plan or social program, you will be required to pay for your hormone therapy.