To be eligible for this program, you have to meet the following requirements:
- resident of PEI
- diagnosed with cancer
- total household income is <$25 000 for one person; <$30 000 for two people; <$30 000 +$2000/dependent for larger households.
Applications are processed by the PEI Division office of the Canadian Cancer Agency. You must send in the completed application, certification signed by your physician, and the most recent tax return for all members of your household. You must re-apply each year.
This program covers a variety of travel, drug, and medical supply costs for PEI cancer patients. A detailed list of covered costs is available online.
Coverage of Ostomy Supplies
For the first two years after surgery, ostomy bags, flanges and wafers are provided. This benefit only lasts for 2 years after surgery. All supplies are distributed from the PEI Division office in Charlottetown.
1 Rochford St, Suite 1
(902) 566 4007 in Charlottetown
1 866 566 4007 toll-free in PEI
Fax: (902) 628 8281
Email: [email protected]
Forms and Links
Costs covered by PEI Cancer Emergency Assistance
Application Form (PDF file)