October 4, 2021 | by: isaacpiotrowski

Medicare to Help Cover Costs for Some Prescription Renewals and Urinary Tract Infection Assessments



The New Brunswick government has announced changes to help residents without a primary care provider renew prescriptions without visiting a walk-in clinic or emergency room.


Already in effect, it will cover the cost for pharmacists to renew prescriptions for those residents as well as people who are in an urgent situation and can’t access their doctor.


The province will also cover the costs for pharmacists to prescribe medication for uncomplicated urinary tract infections in those aged 16 to 64 who were previously diagnosed with the condition.


Health Minister Dorothy Shephard says publicly funding the services will alleviate some of the pressure on physicians and emergency rooms and help ease wait times.