Launched by the Ministry of Health in 1996, the Jamaica Drug for the Elderly Programme (JADEP) improves access to essential drugs through payment subsidies. It provides a 100 percent subsidy for specific drugs covering 10 chronic illnesses for all residents of Jamaica over the age of 60. The Cardholder pays a fee to the pharmacy for dispensing the drugs.
When you use your JADEP membership card, the fee for one month’s supply of JADEP Items shall be as follows:
$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
You can use your JADEP Card to fill prescription items covered by JADEP along with your NHF Card to help cover the cost of other items which are covered by the JADEP Card.