Step Therapy Program

The Step Therapy Program promotes the use of what we call “first-line” drugs for select medications used to treat overactive bladder, asthma and diabetes/blood sugar management. Within this program, you will need to show that you have completed an adequate trial of the first-line drug before the second-line drug will be available for coverage. If the first-line drugs were not effective, caused adverse reactions or you have a medical condition that may have a negative interaction, the second-line drugs may be eligible for you. In these cases, a special authorization is required.

Visit the Drug Inquiry Tool on My ASEBP to see if a drug you’ve been prescribed is included in the Step Therapy Program.

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Fax: 780-438-5304
Toll Free: 1-877-438-4545
Allendale Centre East
Suite 301, 6104-104 Street NW
Edmonton, AB T6H 2K7
Contact Centre Hours
Sept - June: 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
July - Aug: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Reception Hours
Open for scheduled meetings:
Video and phone: 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 
In-person: 9:15 a.m. – 3 p.m.
(closed 12:15-12:45 p.m.)
Monday to Friday
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