In the recent provincial budget, the government announced a new pharmacare program called OHIP+. This program will cover 100% of the costs of medications for everyone from birth up to 24 years of age (inclusive), with no co-pays and no deductibles. An OHIP card is all that is needed. This program will cover prescription medications and nutritional products listed on the provincial formulary as well as drugs approved on a case-by-case basis through the Exceptional Access Program. If the program is approved then coverage will begin on January 1, 2018.
News release - April 28, 2017:
Isolation and stigma can often prevent those struggling with Epilepsy from the help they need.
Starting today, and continuing until Tuesday, May 23rd, we launch a province wide Epilepsy campaign - text the word PURPLE to 45678 to donate $5.00to elevate awareness.This campaign is accessible to everyone in Ontario who has a phone with texting capabilities. By texting the word purple, an automatic charge of $5.00 will appear on your phone bill (regardless of your provider). 100% of your donation will support local epilepsy programs. Your impact is
To kick off Epilepsy Awareness Day, Epilepsy Durham Region, in partnership with the Bowmanville Older Adult Association and The Bowmanville Rotary Club, are happy to invite you to join us for our annual Pancake Day competition! Watch as students, politicians, first responders, and community leaders compete in an epic battle to eat 5 pancakes the fastest, all while raising awareness about Epilepsy.
Date: Tuesday, February 21st, 2017
When: 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Where: Bowmanville Older Adult Association | 26 Beech Avenue, Bowmanville
What to bring: Empty Tummies!