Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) provides a wide range of benefits and services, including prescription drugs, to qualified veterans, still-serving Canadian Forces members, RCMP members, and certain civilians as well as their dependants and survivors.

Program Information, Eligibility, Benefits
For 'A Guide to Access VAC Health Benefits and the Veterans Independence Program' click here.

Prescription Drug Benefits
The Prescription Drug Program (POC 10) is one of 14 treatment benefit programs, or Programs of Choice (POC), offered by VAC to eligible clients. POC 10 provides drug products and other pharmaceutical benefits to eligible clients. The Program is administered for VAC by Blue Cross of Atlantic Canada through the use of the Treatment Accounts Processing System (TAPS), an automated adjudication system. 

The VAC Drug Formulary lists pharmaceutical benefits in 3 categories - Standard Benefits, Special Authorization (SA) Benefits, and Non-Formulary Products. For an explanation of these categories, click here

Information for Pharmacists and Physicians regarding the Special Authorization (SA) Unit, the VAC Drug Formulary, Point-of-Service (POS) Technology Click here.

Search the VAC Drug Formulary
You can search the VAC formulary by a drug's brand name or drug identification number (DIN) click here.

Don't know the DIN of your medication?
If you want to find out the drug identification number (DIN) for a certain medication, click on the button below, select the DIN button and type in the drug name

DIN, Product Search

How to access drugs not on the VAC Drug Formulary
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What If My Request for a Drug or Non-Formulary Product Is Denied?
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