Update - April 26: Non residents of B.C. are permitted to pick up test kits.
On April 11, 2022, the following changes to the Province's BTNX Rapid Response® COVID-19 Rapid Test kits in B.C. community pharmacies will take effect:
- These kits are free and anyone can ask for a kit without having to have to show ID. Visitors to pharmacies can also pick up a kit for someone else. Pharmacies will hand out kits one at a time.
- Pharmacies will no longer be required to record patient details when distributing kits.
- Pharmacies will be paid $75 per case of kits distributed, which reflects this reduction in administrative work. Therefore, PharmaCare will remove the $5/kit service fee that was implemented Feb. 25, 2022.
Patients can pick up kits from participating pharmacies, which are listed on the BCPhA's website .
PharmaCare states it will provide details on claims and payment for the new $75 reimbursement per case of kits in an upcoming newsletter .