Why the Treatment Map (TxMAP)?
Did you know that...
- Canada has 18 different public drug plans
- 40% of people in Canada rely on public plans to access essential medicines
- No single source of HIV and hepatitis C treatment information exists
Knowing the medications covered under different provincial, territorial or federal managed plans is not easy.
The Treatment Map (TxMAP) is changing the landscape of HIV and hepatitis C treatment access in Canada.
- Significantly increases access to and usefulness of information on prescription drugs
- Supports PHAs and HIV/hepatitis C co-infected people when making important life decisions
What is the TxMAP?
The TxMAP is a comprehensive online tool that allows community members, service providers, and policy researchers to access information about HIV and hepatitis C treatments available through provincial, territorial, and federal public drug plans. The map offers a list of cross-jurisdictional relocation-related legislation and processes linked to treatment access and individual and community resources to ease transition when moving between provinces and/or territories.
Watch this CTAC TALKS! video to learn more about the Treatment Map
The following videos show you how to navigate different content and data contained in the TxMAP
- Exploring treatment availability throughout Canada
- Drug eligibility criteria and clinical criteria
- Drugs in the pipeline
- Federal Drug Plans
- Moving between jurisdictions
What kind of information can I find in the Treatment Map?
The map contains information such as
- drug availability
- average costs per dosage
- formulary listing date
- clinical eligibility requirements
- programs managing access and links to their websites
- contact information for program managers
- overview of drugs in the pipeline
- access to treatments when moving between jurisdictions
How do I apply for coverage in my province or territory?
For each province and territory and each treatment, governing plans are outlined and instructions on how to apply are provided under the Eligibility Requirements link.
Does the map contain locations of clinics where I can get help accessing my treatment and or testing locations?
The map does not contain geographic data on testing or service locations for people living with HIV and/or hepatitis C.
CATIE’s 411 directory contains all this information. Visit https://vhc411.ca/
Publicly available drug listings are always changing; we strive to update the TxMAP on a regular basis to ensure that the data is accurate. We recommend that you verfiy your treatment's availability and access by speaking with your healthcare provicer and/or contacting your provincial or territorial drug plan directly. This information is available in here as well as on the Eligibility and Criteria document found in each drug profile for each province and territory.
Where does the data come from?
The data and information provided by the Treatment Map has been extracted from a combination of sources including IMS Brogan's databases, public drug plan managers, industry partners, pharmacists and regulatory websites. More details on the sources is available here.
CTAC would like to thank the many people involved in supporting the development of the Treatment Map.