1. Who is eligible for the program?
New Brunswick residents who have a valid New Brunswick Medicare card are eligible.
2. What does the Medical Abortion Program cover?
The Program covers the drug product Mifegymiso.
3. Is a special authorization required for Mifegymiso?
No. A patient only requires a prescription from a physician and a valid Medicare card in order for the Program to cover the cost of Mifegymiso.
4. Is there a copayment?
5. How does the Medical Abortion Program pay for prescriptions for Mifegymiso?
Community pharmacies that fill prescriptions for Mifegymiso electronically submit claims to the Department of Health for reimbursement.
6. Will the Medical Abortion Program cover the cost of a prescription if it is filled at a pharmacy outside of New Brunswick?
Yes, the Program will reimburse claims for prescriptions filled at community pharmacies outside New Brunswick, up to the amount that would have been paid if the prescription had been filled in the province of New Brunswick.
7. Where can I find information about abortion services, including Mifegymiso?
Your family physician or primary care provider may be able to advise you. Alternatively, there are three family planning clinics in New Brunswick who provide counseling and services related to abortions, including Mifegymiso. These clinics are open to anyone. They are located at:
- The Moncton Hospital (Moncton), 1-844-806-9205
- The Dr. Georges L. Dumont University Hospital Centre (Moncton), 506-862-4000
- The Chaleur Regional Hospital (Bathurst), 506-544-3000
8. How will the Medical Abortion Program protect my privacy?
The Government of New Brunswick is committed to safeguarding your privacy. Furthermore, the Department of Health is subject to the Right to Information and Protection of Privacy Act and the Personal Health Information Privacy and Access Act. Visit our privacy web page (www.gnb.ca/healthprivacy) for more information on our privacy practices and your rights regarding this issue.
9. I have more questions about the Medical Abortion Program and Mifegymiso. Who can I contact?
Please call Tele-Care by dialing 811.