(709) 727-4705 info@nlbia.ca

Medical Supplies and Prescription Drugs

Newfoundland and Labrador Prescription Drug Program

The Newfoundland and Labrador Prescription Drug Program provides assistance in the purchase of pharmaceuticals, and some related medical supplies to residents who qualify for benefit coverage. The focus of the program is that residents of the province should not be denied access to health care because of financial need.

Below please find a list of public and private suppliers of medical supplies such as wheelchairs, orthotics, walkers, etc.


Special Assistance Program – Medical equipment and supplies

The Special Assistance Program is a provincial program which provides basic medical supplies and equipment to assist with activities of daily living for individuals living in the community who meet the eligibility criteria for the program. Benefits of the program include:

  • medical supplies (such as dressings, catheters and incontinent supplies),
  • oxygen and related equipment and supplies,
  • orthotics such as braces and burn garments, and
  • equipment such as wheelchairs, commodes or walkers.

For more information on accessing this service contact your regional health authority.


Canadian Red Cross

Equipment Loan Program, please contact us.

Newfoundland and Labrador Red Cross
Regional Office
17 Majors Path
St. John’s, NL, A1A 4Z9
Phone: (709) 758-8400
Fax: (709) 758-8417


Medical Suppliers (private)

Eastern Medical Supplies
95 Military Road
St. John’s, NL
Phone: (709) 754-7711

CAN-med Healthcare
1164 Topsail Road, Unit #2
Mount Pearl, NL, A1N 5E8
Phone: (709) 747-7878
Toll-Free: 1-877-771-8257
Fax: (709) 747-7888
Email: info@canmedhealthcare.com
Website: http://www.canmedhealthcare.com/

Lawton’s Home Health Care
Address: 496 Topsail Road
Phone: (709) 364-0188
Website: www.lawtons.ca