Expansion of coverage for contraceptives under the Public Service Health Care Plan

As of , Public Service Health Care Plan members and their eligible dependants will be covered for a wider range of contraceptive options. In addition to the contraceptive pill, coverage under the Plan will expand to include non-oral contraceptives, such as patches, vaginal rings, contraceptive implants (intrauterine and arm) and intrauterine devices (IUDs) including copper IUDs.

Non-oral contraceptives will be reimbursed at 80% of the reasonable and customary amount, provided they are:

  • prescribed by a physician or other qualified health professional, if the applicable provincial/territorial legislation permits them to prescribe the products
  • dispensed by a pharmacist or a physician
  • approved by Health Canada
  • purchased on or after

Please note that contraceptives that are barrier methods, such as male or female condoms, diaphragms and cervical caps, as well as spermicide products such as foams and jellies, are not considered eligible for reimbursement under the Plan.

To learn more about the Public Service Health Care Plan, visit Canada.ca/pension-benefits.

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