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hichemm
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Posted On: 9/25/2019
hichemm
hichemm
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Hi everyone,

I am newly landed immigrant with PR status and need to wait 3 months until my health card will be issued.

I have been taking daily medication for chronic disease for last 3 years(hypertension and epilepsy) and still to cover 2 weeks.

How can I do without the health card to renew prescription and get the refill for those medicines ?

Any option to get financial coverage or partial refund for the medicine cost ?

Thanks all for your help in advance.
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Posted On: 10/28/2019
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Hello,

Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us.

We can appreciate that you would be interested in this type of information.

Unfortunately, we are unable to recommend a health insurance provider over another. However, you can find some information in our Settlement.Org Where can I buy private health insurance for newcomers and visitors to Canada? article. Please note that most insurers do not insure for pre-existing conditions.

In this case, you may want to try and contact the nearest Community Health Centre to see if they have any information regarding other options.

I hope this information is helpful. Please let us know if you have further questions and if there is any follow up to your question/situation.
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Anna
Settlement.Org Content and Information/Referral Specialist, CCRS, CCRS-DC
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