Government of New Brunswick

NB PharmaCheck™

NB PharmaCheck™ is a medication review program to help patients get the most benefit from their medications.

The program’s goal and objectives are as follows:

  • Program Goal:
    • To provide a professional pharmacy service focused on the appropriate utilization of chronic medications to improve patient outcomes.

  • Objectives:
    • – Improve a patient’s knowledge of and adherence with their medications
    • – Enhance the potential benefits associated with a patient’s medications
    • – Reduce the potential risks associated with a patient’s medications


  • Only one medication check-up will be reimbursed per beneficiary per year (April 1st to March 31st).
  • New Brunswick Prescription Drug Program (NBPDP) beneficiaries taking 3 or more chronic prescription medications:
    • – Seniors (Plan A) effective June 1, 2012
    • – Department of Social Development clients (Plan E and F) effective April 1, 2014

Pharmacist Information

Claims Submission

Claims must be submitted using the following information:

  • NBPDP beneficiary ID number
  • PIN 00121212
  • New Brunswick Pharmaceutical Society Pharmacist's Licence Number in the Prescriber ID field (unless requested by another prescriber)
  • $0.00 in the Drug Cost field
  • $52.50 in the Dispense Fee field

Documentation requirements:

  • Patient must leave with a complete, accurate, up-to-date personal medication record that includes the name and signature of both the patient and the pharmacist who conducted the Medication Check-up, as well as, the pharmacy contact information.
  • A copy of the signed record must be retained by the pharmacy for a period of three (3) years.
  • It is recommended that consent be obtained from the patient if their personal health information related to a Medication Check-up is to be shared with another health care provider.

After completing a Medication Check-up, it is expected that a patient understand:

  • The names of their medications
  • Why they are taking their medications
  • The best way to take their medications
  • Any special instructions that may be associated with the proper use of their medications

Expected completion time:

  • 20 to 30 minutes

Downloadable NB PharmaCheck™ Program Tools:

PharmaCheck™ and the PharmaCheck™ logo are trademarks of
the Canadian Pharmacists Association and are used under license.