Why might I have to pay for these services at the pharmacy, but not at the hospital or medical clinic?
The government has decided that these services are covered by your prescription drug plan, not by the public health insurance plan. That means you may have a deductible or copayment, depending on your prescription drug plan. You may therefore have to pay something at the pharmacy.
*In all cases, your pharmacist meets with you and assesses your situation and patient record. Some restrictions may apply based on your condition.