Frequently Asked Questions
The Ministry of Health is the national authority vested with the oversight of the entire health system in Trinidad and Tobago. The Ministry of Health is committed to providing first class healthcare to all citizens.
The Ministry of Health has successfully implemented significant improvements in the management and delivery of health services through several programmes and initiatives across Trinidad and Tobago.
The National Insurance Property Development company Limited (NIPDEC) is a wholly owned subsidiary of the National Insurance Board of Trinidad and Tobago. NIPDEC was commissioned by the Ministry of Health to oversee the implementation of the National Health Card based on their years of experience in project management, procurement management and facilities management. NIPDEC has overseen the Chronic Disease Assistance Programme (CDAP) since it began in 2002.
The National Health Card is a new, improved way for patients to access CDAP, HIV/AIDS and Oncology medication.
This will provide citizens and legal residents of Trinidad and Tobago with FREE prescription drugs and other pharmaceutical items free or at a reduced cost.
The following medical conditions are covered under the National Health Card:
There are over 275 registered pharmacies in Trinidad and Tobago that offer drugs to CDAP patients.
Oncology and HIV/AIDS patients will access their drugs at their respective treatment centres as well as the 275 registered pharmacies.
You can click on the area where you live for a list of participating pharmacies near you.
St. James Medical Complex
112 Western Main Road
Trinidad, West Indies