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PharmaCare Info Session (English)

Learn about medication coverage in this free workshop!

Join RISE Community Health Centre and Collingwood Neighbourhood House (CNH) for this in-person workshop all about Pharmacare – BC’s prescription drug coverage program. Learn how to navigate PharmaCare so you can benefit the most from the program. In this workshop, presenter Ricky Wu shares:

  • • What are the different PharmaCare plans and what do they cover?
  • • Who is eligible for PharmaCare? How do I apply?
  • • What’s a deductible? How much gets covered?
  • • How can my pharmacist and doctor help me?
  • • How does it all work and how do I get my prescriptions covered?

This workshop is great for newcomers to the country or province, and anyone who simply wants to understand PharmaCare better and get their prescription drugs covered. 

Language Availability

We will have two sessions in the follow languages:

  1. 1. English: Saturday, March 20, 2021 from 1-2 pm
  2. 2. Mandarin: Saturday, April 10, 2021 from 1-2 pm

A Spanish language version will be posted online after the initial workshop.


This workshop takes place at CNH (5288 Joyce St, Vancouver) in the Program Room (upstairs).

Health & Safety

Face masks and physical distancing will be required to attend. For information about CNH programs and services during COVID-19, visit: cnh.bc.ca/covid19.


Spots are limited for this workshop. Registration is required. To register, email risereception@cnh.bc.ca or call 604-558-8090.

For those unable to attend, a video of the workshop will be posted online one week after the initial workshop.

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Ricky Wu

About the Presenter

Ricky Wu is a UBC medical student (MD candidate, 2022) and registered pharmacist who graduated from UBC’s Faculty of Pharmacy in 2015. During his tenure as pharmacy manager and outreach pharmacist of a local pharmacy, Ricky spearheaded a variety of endeavours in the community including educational seminars, outreach home visitations, and medication management and monitoring programs. Ricky also worked with UBC Pharmacy as a clinical instructor and was recognized as a top preceptor in 2017. In 2019, Ricky and a few friends formed a non-profit organisation that aims to utilise their expertise in various backgrounds to assist the community in navigating healthcare options and health-related subjects. He is passionate about patient-centered care and aspires to become a medical doctor who advocates community livelihood. Outside of healthcare, Ricky enjoys honing his photography skills, training for the next running event, and hiking to appreciate the great outdoors.



Mar 20 2021


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm




Main Site
5288 Joyce St, Vancouver, BC V5R 6C9


RISE Community Health Centre