The Ontario Public Drug Program has outlined changes to OHIP+ for children and youth. Please see the information below provided by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care Drug and Devices Division.
Amendment to Ontario Regulation 201/96 made under
the Ontario Drug Benefit Act to make changes to
Ontario Drug Benefit Program coverage for children and
youth aged 24 years and under (OHIP+)
February 27, 2019
Further to recent announcements, the government is changing OHIP+ by focusing benefits on those without private plans. The changes come into effect on April 1, 2019.
The changes affect OHIP-insured children and youth 24 years of age and under as follows:
- Those who do not have a private plan will remain eligible for the Ontario Drug Benefit program through the OHIP+ eligibility stream, and continue to receive benefits from the Ontario Drug Benefit program without co-payments or deductibles.
- Those with a private plan:
Will access prescribed medicines as they did prior to the launch of OHIP+ through their private plan
Individuals or families who have significant out-of-pocket costs, despite having a private plan, could apply for additional financial support through the Trillium Drug Program
Ontario Public Drug Program will be holding webinars to update and answer questions on OHIP+ each week:
"We will be hosting weekly webinars to provide an overview of the redesigned OHIP+ and to answer questions regarding changes to Ontario Drug Benefit program coverage for children and youth aged 24 years and under. Webinars will be held each week on Wednesdays from 12:15-1:00 pm.
Click on the link below to access the webinar.
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