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CDAP - The Chronic Disease Assistance Programme


The Chronic Disease Assistance Programme provides citizens with free prescription drugs and other pharmaceutical items to combat the following health conditions:

  • Diabetes
  • Asthma
  • Cardiac Diseases
  • Arthritis
  • Glaucoma
  • Mental Depression
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (Enlarged Prostate)
  • Epilepsy
  • Hypercholesterolemia
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Thyroid diseases

There are over 250 pharmacies throughout the country that provide medications through CDAP.




What drugs are available?

There are 47 drugs that are available through CDAP, and new prescription drugs may be added to the list of available drugs from time to time.  To view the drugs and other items currently available through CDAP, please follow the link below.

Drugs available through CDAP

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Am I eligible?

All citizens of Trinidad & Tobago are eligible.  There are no age restrictions or exceptions.

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How do I get assistance from CDAP?

If you suffer from one of the chronic illnesses listed above, follow these steps:

  • Take proof of Trinidad and Tobago citizenship (National Identification Card, or the New Computerised Birth Certificate for persons under 18 years of age) to your doctor, who will examine you and determine if you need any of the drugs offered through CDAP.
  • Your doctor will write a prescription on a special CDAP prescription pad, keep one copy of the prescription and give you two copies.
  • Take both copies of your prescription to a participating pharmacy, along with your ID.
  • The pharmacy will take both copies of your prescription and provide you with your drugs.

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Where can I get my CDAP drugs?

There are over 250 pharmacies in Trinidad and Tobago that offer drugs through CDAP.  Click on the area in which you live to see a list of participating pharmacies near you.

Tobago
Central
East
South
North

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Where can I find more information?

National Insurance Property Development Company Limited (NIPDEC)
Central Stores

Airway Drive

Chaguaramas

Trinidad
Tel. (868) 634-4406 / 4506

Fax. (868) 634-4357

E-mail: c40@nipdec.com
Opening hours: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday, except public holidays.

 

Pharmacy/Drug Inspectorate Division

Ministry of Health

63 Park Street

Port of Spain

Trinidad

Tel. (868) 627-0012

Opening hours: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday, except public holidays.

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