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COVID-19: Information in effect as of January 8, 2021

Our services are available online and by telephone. In compliance with the new sanitary measures and to limit physical contact, our offices are no longer accessible. If you have any questions, please refer to the webpage Questions and answers about our services during the pandemic.

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You can apply for a reimbursement with your pharmacist for the cost of purchased medications that are usually covered.


When you purchase prescription drugs covered under the public plan, you generally pay a portion of their cost: your contribution.


Everyone who has taken up residence in Québec permanently must have prescription drug insurance coverage. Coverage is available through RAMQ’s public plan.


Find out about free access to prescription drugs: emergency contraception, morning-after pill, naloxone, sexually transmitted diseases, etc.


The public plan covers the prescription drugs on the List of Medications that are prescribed by a health professional and, in most cases, purchased in Québec.


The public plan does not cover prescription drugs purchased outside Québec. It is wise to take out travel insurance covering prescription drugs


Everyone who is permanently settled in Québec must have prescription drug insurance coverage at all times.


This is a general information pamphlet on prescription drug insurance: annual premium, private plans and public plan, covered drugs, and contribution.