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JADEP provides a specific list of drugs free of cost, to beneficiaries who are 60 years and over for the treatment of ten (10) chronic illnesses.

Drugs are dispensed as needed, however, if a beneficiary has received their monthly supply, they cannot return to the pharmacy until twenty four (24) days have passed for a refill.



What is the Jamaica Drugs for the Elderly Programme?

The Jamaica Drug For the Elderly Programme (JADEP) is a public-private sector collaborative effort which was launched by the Ministry of Health in 1996. The Programme is now managed by the National Health Fund (NHF).

The objective of JADEP is to improve access to essential drugs through payment subsidies for persons suffering from ten (10) chronic illnesses.

Who Can Become a Member of JADEP?

All Jamaican residents, sixty years of age and older, who have been diagnosed with one or more of the conditions covered, are eligible to enrol for JADEP membership.

Application Process

All Jamaican resident sixty years of age and older, who have been diagnosed with one or more of the conditions covered, are eligible to enroll for JADEP membership.
Collect a NHF Application Form from your doctor, hospital, health clinic, pharmacy, NHF Head Office or NHF Helpdesk locations.

You can enroll for JADEP at any government health centres, National Council for Senior Citizens, NHF Head Office or Helpdesk locations.

You need proof of age, which can be one of the following:

Birth certificate
Driver’s licence
National Voter’s Identification Card
Senior Citizens Identification Card
Letter from a Justice of the Peace (JP), medical doctor or pastor, verifying age.
If you cannot go to an enrolment centre you can ask someone to do so for you, but you must send proof of age.

How much will I have to pay for my medication?

When you use your JADEP membership card. You only pay:
$40 for one item on your prescription
$80 for two items on your prescription
$120 for three items on your prescription
$160 for four items on your prescription
$200 for five items on your prescription
$240 for six items or more on your prescription

Can JADEP Beneficiaries can enroll for the National Health Fund (NHF) Membership?

Yes. The NHF covers more illnesses and provides a wider range of pharmaceutical benefits than JADEP.

You can enroll with the NHF to get the additional benefits, as NHF covers fifteen (15) conditions with over a thousand (1000) items which are dispensed based on your need. While JADEP covers ten (10) conditions with seventy two (72) items which carry a monthly supply limit.

Once you are enrolled as a JADEP beneficiary you will be given a JADEP membership card. You must use it at the participating government or private pharmacies which display the JADEP sign. JADEP refill is allowed on the 27th day after a month's supply.

List of Drugs Covered by JADEP


Arthritis                                                                               Monthly Limit

Diclofenac Tablets 50mg                                                                         60

Diclofenac SR Tablets 75mg                                                                   60

Ibuprofen Tablets 400mg                                                                        60

Meloxicam Tablets 7.5mg                                                                        30

Meloxicam Tablets 15mg                                                                         30


Beclomethasone 50mcg/Inhalation                                                          1 inhaler

Salbutamol 100mcg/Inhalation                                                                1 inhaler

Salbutamol Tablets 4mg                                                                          56


Loratidine Tablet 10mg                                                                           30


Gliclazide Tablets 80mg                                                                           60

Gliclazide (MR) Tablets 30mg                                                                 60

Glibenclamide 5mg Tablets                                                                     90

Metformin Tablets 500mg                                                                       120

Metformin XR Tablets 500mg                                                                 90

Insulin Glargine Injection 100u/ml - 10ml vial                                           1 vial

Insulin Glargine Pre-filled Pen 100u/ml - 3ml                                           3 pens

Insulin NPH Injection (100u/ml)                                                               2 vials

Insulin Regular Injection (100u/ml)                                                          1 vial

Insulin 70:30 Injection (100u/ml)                                                              2 vials


Acetazolamide Tablets 250mg                                                                  120

Betaxolol Eye drops 0.25%                                                                     1 vial

Canabis Sativa Eye drops 0.1%                                                              1 vial

Pilocarpine Eye drops 2% - 10ml                                                            1 vial

Pilocarpine Eye drops 4% - 10ml                                                            1 vial

Timolol Eye drops 0.25%                                                                        1 vial

Timolol Eye drops 0.5%                                                                          1 vial

Hypertension &/or Cardiac Conditions

Digoxin Tablets 0.25mg                                                                           30

Isosorbide Dinitrate Tablets 10mg                                                           90

Nifedipine (LA) Capsules 20mg                                                               60

Trimetazidine Tablets 20mg                                                                    90

Aspirin Tablets 81mg                                                                               30

Atenolol Tablets 50mg                                                                             30

Atenolol Tablets 100mg                                                                           30

Bendrofluazide 2.5mg Tablets                                                                 60

Bendrofluazide 5mg/Reserpine 0.15mg Tablets                                     30

Captopril Tablets 25mg                                                                           90

Captopril Tablets 50mg                                                                           90

Enalapril Tablets 5mg                                                                              30

Enalapril Tablets 10mg                                                                            60

Enalapril Tablets 20mg                                                                            30

Felodipine Tablets 5mg                                                                           30

Felodipine Tablets 10mg                                                                         30

Frusemide tablets 40mg                                                                          60

Indapamide (SR) Tablets 1.5mg                                                             30

Methyldopa Tablets 250mg                                                                     90

Methyldopa Tablets 500mg                                                                     90

Potassium Chlor. Tablets 600mg                                                            60

Losartan 25mg Tablets                                                                           30

Losartan 50mg Tablets                                                                           30

Perindopril 2mg & Indapamide 0.625mg Tablets                                    30


Psychiatric Conditions                                    

Benztropine tablets 2mg                                                                          60

Haloperidol tablets 5mg                                                                           60

Thioridazine Tablets 25mg                                                                      60

Fluoxetine Tablets 20mg                                                                         30

Amitriptyline Tablets 25mg                                                                      90

Carbamazepine CR Tablets 200mg                                                        60

Carbamazepine CR Tablets 400mg                                                        60

Zuclopenthixol Oral Drops                                                                       1 bottle


Vascular Conditions

Pentoxifylline Tablets 400mg                                                                  90

Diosmin and Hesperidin Tablets 500mg                                                60

Vinpocetine ForteTablets 10mg                                                              90

High Cholesterol

Simvastatin Tablets 10mg                                                                       30

Simvastatin Tablets 20mg                                                                       30

Pravastatin Tablets 10mg                                                                        30

Pravastatin Tablets 20mg                                                                        30

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

Finasteride Tablets 5mg                                                                          30

Terazosin Tablets 1mg                                                                            30

Terazosin Tablets 2mg                                                                            30

Terazosin Tablets 5mg                                                                            30

Terazosin Tablets 10mg                                                                          30


Click here to see sample JADEP application form

Remember, You must hand in your membership card with your prescription when you go or send to the pharmacy in order to get the benefit. You or your bearer will be asked to sign a receipt.