What is the Pharmacy Compass?

We all shop around to find the best price on everything from houses to groceries, but did you know prescription drug prices can vary even between drug stores with the same name.

The Pharmacy Compass may help you get better value for your medications by comparing the average prices submitted to Pacific Blue Cross by different pharmacy locations across British Columbia.

Before you use this site...   

System Requirements

There's some important stuff you need to know and agree to before you can proceed. The following terms govern your use of the Pharmacy Compass™.

Pacific Blue Cross uses reasonable efforts to ensure all information (the "Content") in the Pharmacy Compass is accurate and current; however, your use of this website is at your own risk. Pacific Blue Cross is not responsible for the accuracy of this information and does not guarantee the availability of any prescription drug at any particular pharmacy or any particular price or savings. The content is general and is not intended to bind us contractually in any way.

Data shown is accumulated from Pacific Blue Cross claims payment history and represents average claim amounts submitted to Pacific Blue Cross for prescription drugs (in capsule or tablet form only) from those pharmacies in British Columbia that filed claims with Pacific Blue Cross over the past three months. Actual price may vary from what is shown. Many factors affect the price of a drug and dispensing services including availability of ingredients and drug shortages; regulatory changes; systemic changes in drug pricing; manufacturer’s decisions; and shipping costs. Also, in some cases prices may include costs and services other than drug and dispensing fees, such as specialized packaging services (e.g., blister packs) or drug compounding services.

The Content available through the Pharmacy Compass is solely for comparison purposes only and not intended to provide specific advice. It is not our intention to suggest preference for any particular product or company. Responsibility for the product and final cost remains solely between you and the pharmacy.

Without limiting the foregoing, everything on this website is provided to you "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, OR STATUTORY INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, TITLE, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY.

The Content is protected by copyright under both Canadian and foreign laws. You require written consent from Pacific Blue Cross to copy or display any portion of the Content for redistribution to third parties for either commercial or non-commercial purposes.

Your use of this Content is subject to the complete terms and conditions linked in the footer of this website.


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