During your treatment with the Leukemia/BMT Program, you may be prescribed many medications. While you are an inpatient, you do not have to pay for these medications. However, when you are discharged and are treated as an outpatient, you will be responsible for the costs of your prescriptions. This includes all medications that are not given via an IV.
Some patients have private insurance to help defray some of these costs, which can be considerable. Others rely solely on government programs, such as BC Fair PharmaCare, and subsidies. If you are not enrolled in BC Fair PharmaCare, please sign up ASAP. Feel free to speak to your BMT social worker if you have any questions.