Note: Temporary change in eligibility due to Covid Omicron variant
Since October 2021, pharmacists can renew prescriptions for eligible New Brunswick residents with no service fee if they do not have a primary care physician or nurse practitioner or are in an urgent situation where they cannot get a prescription renewed by their primary care physician or nurse practitioner. Effective January 20, 2022 on a temporary basis, pharmacists can renew prescriptions for eligible NB residents who have a primary care physician or nurse practitioner and who require a prescription renewal for continuity of care, regardless of urgency.
This service is intended for those who would otherwise be required to visit their primary care physician or nurse practitioner, a walk-in clinic or an emergency room, for the sole purpose of obtaining a prescription renewal.
The program covers the costs for those eligible to receive up to a maximum of four (4) prescription renewal services per one-year period.
This program does NOT cover the cost of the dispensing fee(s) or the prescribed medication(s).