Provincial Coverage Plans for Medication

Alberta Government Interactive Drug Benefit list
For medications like nicotine replacement therapy – search by “nicotine”
For prescription medications – search by generic name ie. “varenicline” or “bupropion”

Government-sponsored supplementary health benefit programs and Low-income health benefits programs which will include coverage for nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) or prescription medications such as varenicline (Champix) or bupropion (Zyban)

The programs to look at under this area i.e. Non-Group BlueCross, Adult Health Benefit, AISH, and Income support for coverage of these medications.

Non-Group BlueCross
Available to individuals with an Alberta personal health care number and can be set-up for individuals, or families. A monthly premium does apply and is calculated based on the number of individuals covered.   * Prescription varenicline (Champix) and bupropion (Zyban) covered, NRT not included *

Low income includes:  AISH, Income Support, or Adult Health Benefit

*NRT and prescription medication included*

Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped
Income Support
Adult Health Benefit