Government of New Brunswick

The assessment and prescribing for Uncomplicated Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) by a pharmacist is eligible for coverage by the Department of Health effective October 1, 2021. Each patient is eligible for a maximum of two UTI assessments per one-year period.

This program does not cover the cost associated with the dispensing of drugs.

Assessment of uncomplicated UTI, with or without prescribing, may be eligible for coverage provided all the following criteria are met:


  • The patient presents with an uncomplicated UTI.
  • The patient must have a valid Medicare card and not reside in a nursing home.
  • The patient is between the ages of 16 and 64, and has previously been diagnosed with an uncomplicated UTI by a physician or nurse practitioner.
  • A maximum of two (2) uncomplicated UTI assessment PINs of any combination per patient within the past 12 months.


  • The service is conducted in person by a pharmacist licensed with the NB College of Pharmacists (NBCP).
  • The pharmacist must comply with all applicable NBCP requirements and standards.


  • If a drug is prescribed, it must be:
    • a Schedule 1 drug; and
    • dispensed on the same day as the assessment is submitted for payment; and
    • dispensed from the pharmacy submitting the assessment, unless the patient chooses to fill the prescription at another pharmacy, however this must be documented on the patient record.
  • The drug therapy for the treatment of an uncomplicated UTI must be listed as a benefit on the NB Drug Plans formulary.

The Department of Health will pay participating providers for each claim billed for eligible patients in New Brunswick. The participating provider is not permitted to charge additional fees to the patient for the UTI assessment fees which have been paid for by the Department of Health. The applicable assessment fees are outlined below:

Table 1



Uncomplicated UTI Assessment that results in a prescription


Uncomplicated UTI Assessment that does not result in a prescription


Pharmacists must document how the patient meets the eligibility criteria for this policy, and if applicable which prescription was prescribed.

Manual claims will not be accepted. Claims must be submitted online and include the following information:


Information Required

Carrier ID


Group Number or Code


Client ID

Patient’s NB Medicare number.  (Note: this also applies to New Brunswick Drug Plans beneficiaries.)

Patient Code

Leave Blank

Patient Name

Patient’s first and last name

Patient DOB

Patient’s date of birth

Prescriber ID

New Brunswick College of Pharmacists Licence Number of the prescribing pharmacist.

Prescriber ID Reference Code



Please refer to Table 2 below



Days Supply


Drug Cost / Product Value


Cost Upcharge


Professional Fee


Table 2



Uncomplicated UTI Assessment that results in a prescription


Uncomplicated UTI Assessment that does not result in a prescription


All claims submitted by participating providers for reimbursement are subject to audit and recovery.