The purpose of the pharmaceutical program is to assist clients to obtain prescriptive drugs through a medical prescription.
Step 1: Bring your prescription to a pharmacy.
Step 2: Present your GWL Benefit card and the pharmacist will fill your prescription.
Step 3: If your prescription is not on the Nisga'a Formulary, the pharmacy can contact our MS&E/Vision Assessor for information on the special authorization process.
Step 4: Upon additional information requested from your treating physician, your request will be approved or rejected
The NIHB is the payer of last resort, so please claim under any other health plan before accessing Nisga'a NIHB.
Tell the provider that you are eligible to receive benefits under the Nisga'a NIHB Program, and provide your Great West Life benefits number & your Nisga'a Citizenship Number.
Special authorization is required for drugs that are not on the Nisga'a Formulary.
Clients are encouraged to apply to Pharmacare when NVHA denies special authorization requests. This is especially encouraged for items that are expensive and/or for long term therapy.
Call 1-800-387-4977, and ask to be registered with Pharmacare. Pharmacare will ask you for your PHN, and will send you an application in the mail which you must sign and return back to them for review as soon as possible.
The First Responders in the Nisga’a Valley have begun training to administer the antidote to people who have overdosed on opioids like fentanyl.…
NVHA has recently launched a new website that we hope is easy for you to use and that the information about our programs and services are readily avai…Read More