View your province or territory from the list below to learn about more your options.

Each province or territory covers medication differently. The following table details which medications are covered and the qualifications for public coverage. Access to standard care drugs depends on where patients live.You'll see that some are considered "Special Access" or "Restricted Access" which means they usually require you to have tried ( and 'failed' ) other therapies first and require your doctor to send some forms in to the Ministry of Health or to the Health Authority for approval. In this case, your dermatologist may require access to your medical records.

Table: Funding status by province of medications to treat psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis

Abbreviations: SA = Special Authorization (aka "limited use" or "exceptional drug status")

NIHB = Non-Insured Health Benefits. Covers registered First Nations and Inuit. Used by NT and NU.

Psoriasis drugs


Psoriatic arthritis drugs


Special Authorization Chart per province

Each province and territory has a different hurdle that patients must reach in order to qualify to receive a biological medication. Depending on where an individual lives, he or she may or may not be eligible to receive newer treatments. Click below to view the details for each province.

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