Frequently Asked Questions

If you have a question that is not answered in our FAQ, just contact us and we’ll be happy to chat.

Becoming a Co-Pharm member is easy! Click ‘Join Co-Pharm’ at the top of the page or ask a staff member at your local credit union or cooperative!


The full retail value of a 12-month Co-Pharm membership is up to $21.95. 

The Nova Scotia Co-operative Council is the economic development agency and advocate for the Co-operative and Credit Union sectors of Nova Scotia. The Nova Scotia Co-operative Council is a not-for-profit organization that has been active in Nova Scotia for more than 70 years. 

Genrus is a membership-based program which negotiates lower prescription medication costs for Canadians who don’t have access to health benefits headquartered in Nova Scotia. Its mission is to make prescription drugs more affordable for Canadians, so we can all live healthier lives—with less stress on our healthcare system.

No. The program is open to anyone who needs it.

The Co-Pharm program is open to anyone who can benefit from the savings. Multiple members of the same family can sign up for an account – one per individual.

There is most likely a participating independent pharmacy near you or can access delivery to your door.

Our network of participating independent pharmacies continues to grow as more and more people register for the program.

No, we will never ask about your income. Everyone is invited to join Co-Pharm regardless of their financial or employment status. You can join online today and start accessing low-cost prescriptions. 

With your consent, our pharmacists will access your health profile. It takes just a few clicks for them to transfer your existing prescriptions, and you don’t have to bring in any paperwork or notify your old pharmacy. Everything is handled for you.

Once you’re settled with your new pharmacist, they’ll conduct a thorough review of your medications, health condition and lifestyle to ensure they’re providing the best care for you. From there, it’s just a matter of taking advantage of the new, lower copays on the prescription medications you need to feel your best.

After you activate your Co-Pharm membership, you will receive a text or email within minutes from Genrus with your membership information that you must provide to a Genrus partner pharmacy so they can help you start saving money. If a text or email from Genrus United is not received, please check your spam/junk folder or contact us directly at (902) 843-4367 or toll-free at 1-833-436-7878.

Genrus leverages multiple sources of revenue to fund the program, which negotiates lower prescription medication costs for Canadians who don’t have access to health benefits.

Present your membership number to a Genrus participating pharmacy and access a reduced copay on qualifying prescriptions. Genrus Members save up to 50% on commonly prescribed medications.

Savings range from person-to-person based on each person’s needs. Co-Pharm members have reported saving as much as 30-50%.