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The Chronic Disease Assistance Programme (CDAP)

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

CDAP Patients

The CDAP programme has been expended to all citizens of Trinidad & Tobago. CDAP allows you to receive free prescription drugs in the treatment of Diabetes, Hypertension and other cardiac Diseases, Glaucoma, Asthma, Arthritis, Depression & Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (Enlarged Prostate).
To ensure that you get timely service from CDAP remember:

  • Persons over 18, please walk with your National Identification Card when you visit your doctor or clinic.
  • For children (18 years or younger), the new computerised Birth Certificate (which provides a unique personal identification number (PIN) should be presented.
  • Once a prescription is required, the doctor will fill out three (3) copies of the CDAP prescription form.
  • The doctor will keep one copy and give you the other two (2) copies. Take both copies along with your ID to the pharmacy. The person who is picking up the prescription must walk with his/her ID and the patient's ID.

Accessing CDAP with your MY TT CARD

The New MY TT Card is here and available right away for those currently on the CDAP Programme.
Persons on the Ministry of Health's Chronic Disease Assistance Programme (CDAP) now have an even easier way of accessing free medication with the MY TT CARD.  The MY TT CARD is a "Smart Card" that will allow you to access Government Services.  CDAP is the first government service to be offered via the MY TT CARD

It's Cutting Edge!
MY TT CARD is a "National Smart Card" and will contain all your information protected by a secure method.
It's Easy to Use!
Instead of using CDAP Prescription Forms, your TT Card will come ready to use.  Just present it to the pharmacist.  It is safe and automatic!
It's Complete!
It is the new way to access Government Services starting with CDAP.  More Government services will be accessible in the future.

How do I get one?

To get a MY TT Card, you'll first need to have an electronic birth certificate.  The card is based on the new birth certificate's electronic identification.
 
If you DO NOT HAVE Your New Trinidad and Tobago Birth Certificate, follow these steps:

  • You need to apply for a new birth certificate through TTPost.  Go to any TTPost outlet and ask for a Trinidad and Tobago Birth Certificate Form.  Fill it out and post it.
  • Your new birth certificate will be ready to be mailed to you within two weeks if there are no queries or problems with your application.
  • Go to your pharmacy and show them your birth certificate and your current CDAP Prescription Forms.
  • You will get a MY TT CARD Application Form to fill out.
  • Submit it to the pharmacy.
  • Pick up your MY TT CARD in two (2) weeks (circumstances may vary).
  • Your MY TT Card comes ready to use immediately.

If you ALREADY HAVE Your New Trinidad and Tobago Birth Certificate, follow these steps:

  • Go to your pharmacy and show them your new computerized birth certificate and current CDAP Prescription Forms.
  • You will get a MY TT CARD Application Form to fill out.
  • Submit it to the pharmacy.
  • Pick up your MY TT CARD in two (2) weeks (circumstances may vary).
  • Your MY TT Card comes ready to use immediately.

For more information, call 800-CDAP.
National Insurance Property Development Company Limited (NIPDEC)
Central Stores, Airway Drive
Chaguaramas, Trinidad and Tobago
Tel. (868) 634-4406 / 4506
Fax. (868) 634-4357
E-mail: c40@nipdec.com
 
Pharmacy/Drug Inspectorate Division
Ministry of Health
63 Park Street, Port of Spain
Trinidad and Tobago
Tel. (868) 627-0012