WSIB formularies list

A formulary is a list of therapeutic products available to people with work-related injury and illness. We have developed formularies that are specifically related to types of work-related injuries and illnesses and thus, we do not have a general formulary. A person may have access to one or multiple WSIB formularies. If someone’s diagnosis does not easily fit one of the listed formularies, entitlement will be assigned on a case-by-case basis. 

The following is a list of WSIB formularies and related descriptions. People with a workplace injury or illness who are registered for online services can view their formulary assignment in the Health Care - Medication section. If your formulary assignment is not clear, you can send a message in the online services or call us for more information.  

Drug formularies

Formulary Name



Musculoskeletal / Neurological Injury


For injuries involving the musculoskeletal system (such as muscle sprains, strains, and orthopaedic or skull/face trauma) or central and peripheral nervous system

Respiratory Injury/Disorder


For injuries due to inhalation of gases or particulate matter or allergens. For example, occupational silicosis, asbestosis or asthma

Cardiovascular Injury/Disorder


For an occupational aggravation of a pre-existing cardiovascular condition or a traumatic incident or cardiovascular disease or injury due to occupational exposures

Skin Injury/Disorder


For conditions of the skin caused by occupational exposure. For example, contact dermatitis, allergic dermatitis and burns



For neoplasms that are determined to be caused by occupational exposures 

Psychotraumatic Disorder


For psychological conditions, disabilities or impairments caused by psychotraumatic work or related incidents. For example, post-traumatic stress disorder



Allowed claims are assigned to this formulary during the acute phase following injury (0-3 months)

Serious Injury


Reserved for claims assigned to the Serious Injury Program (SIP)

Therapeutic Substance Formularies

Formulary Name TELUS Code Description
Medical Cannabis 28WS Reserved for claims where entitlement to medical cannabis has been granted