Public Prescription Drug Insurance Plan

Persons covered by the public plan must pay a premium between ($0 and $616, from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019), whether or not they purchase prescription drugs.

The premium is collected by the  Revenu Québec  when income tax returns are filed.

The amount of the annual premium varies depending on net family income.  Persons who pay a premium to the public plan must complete Schedule K of their Québec income tax return.

This amount is in effect from July 1 to June 30 of the following year, and the maximum amount of the premium is adjusted on July 1 of each year.

When insured persons purchase covered drugs, they pay only a portion of their cost. This is called their contribution, i.e. the deductible (the deductible is a fixed amount that constitutes the first portion of the costs that insured persons must pay when obtaining insured drugs) plus the co-insurance (the co-insurance is the percentage or portion of the drug costs that insured persons must pay once they have paid the deductible.

The other portion is paid by the Régie de l'assurance maladie Québec.

Summary of costs effective July 1, 2018


  At the pharmacy  

When filling the

income tax return

(Schedule K)







Annual Premium
$19.90 34.9%

Per month : 90,58 $

Per year : 1 087 $

From $0 to $616

For more information :  Régie de l'assurance maladie Québec



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