Manitoba Home Cancer Drug Program

The Home Cancer Drug (HCD) Program is a program for Manitobans diagnosed with cancer that allows access to eligible outpatient oral cancer and specific supportive drugs at no cost to the patient. Covering the cost of eligible drugs removes what can sometimes be a major financial burden.


Take home information regarding the Manitoba Home Cancer Drug Program.

Is there help to pay for my medication?

The Manitoba Home Cancer Drug Program is for Manitobans with cancer.

To be eligible for cancer drug coverage, patients must be identified by CancerCare Manitoba as receiving or being scheduled to receive eligible outpatient oral cancer and specific supportive drugs. Registration may take a few days.

Please do not have your prescription filled and pay for it as Manitoba Health will not reimburse for prescriptions filled before Home Cancer Drug program coverage is activated.

Patients must also be registered with Manitoba Health's Pharmacare program and meet the criteria of being eligible for Manitoba Health coverage, including their prescriptions for eligible outpatient oral cancer and specific supportive drugs not being covered by other provincial or federal programs.

What does the Manitoba Home Cancer Drug Program cover?

The Home Cancer Drug (HCD) Program covers only eligible medications that are used to treat cancer and/or support the treatment of cancer. Ask a member of your health care team or pharmacist if your prescribed medications can be covered by this program.

Am I eligible?

  • Your registration form must be filled out by a health care provider and faxed to CancerCare Manitoba (CCMB) Pharmacy 204-787-4905
  • You need outpatient oral (pill form) cancer and specific supportive drugs. Your pharmacist and cancer team will know which drugs are covered.
  • You must be registered with the Manitoba Pharmacare Program.

What if I am not eligible?

If you are not eligible for Pharmacare (and therefore the Home Cancer Drug Program), please tell your clinic nurse or doctor which drug plan (if any) provides coverage for your medications.

Where do I fill my eligible prescriptions?

Your prescriptions for eligible outpatient oral cancer and specific supportive drugs can be filled at any Manitoba pharmacy at no cost.

General information about the Manitoba Home Cancer Drug Program

For general information about the HCD program or to be enrolled in the program, call:
CancerCare Manitoba pharmacy
Phone: 204-787-4591
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

To find out if you are currently enrolled in the HCD program and/or the Manitoba Pharmacare program, call:
Provincial Drug programs
Phone: 204-786-7141
Toll free: 1-800-297-8099
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.