Take-Home Cancer Drug Fund

The Take Home Cancer Drug Fund is a new fund available through the Nova Scotia Health Authority’s Cancer Care Program. The fund helps patients who are faced with very high costs for their take home cancer drugs. 

The fund is available as of February 14, 2018, but patients who took take-home cancer drugs between April 1, 2017 and March 31, 2018 may be reimbursed if their out-of-pocket costs are more than 4% of their net family income. Applications for retroactive payments must be submitted by September 30, 2018. See the documents below for more information. Information for patients can be found on the Nova Scotia Pharmacare website.

Take-Home Cancer Drug Fund Background Document for Health Professionals
Take-Home Cancer Drug Fund Application Form (Updated April 26, 2018)