You may receive help to buy needed equipment and supplies if you have a longterm physical disability. The Assistive Devices Program (ADP) can help you with these costs.
In some cases, ADP pays up to 75 per cent of the cost of items like orthopedic braces, wheelchairs and breathing aids.
In other cases, ADP contributes a fixed amount, such as for hearing aids for adults, breast prostheses and artificial limbs.
ADP pays an annual grant directly for ostomy supplies and needles and syringes for insulindependent seniors.
The home oxygen program (HOP), under ADP, pays the full cost of home oxygen if you are 65 or over or on Home Care, social assistance or living in a longterm care facility. It pays 75 per cent of the cost for anyone else.
Categories of Assistive Devices covered
See a detailed list of devices covered in each category.
See a detailed list of devices not covered in each category.
Some ADP items are available to any OHIP-insured person, but other items are restricted to certain age groups and people who meet the medical criteria. There is no age restriction on the home oxygen program (HOP), but you must meet medical criteria.
You can get fact sheets and applications from the Ministry of Health. Fact sheets on each category of equipment show medical conditions and approvals you need to get help. The fact sheet or application form for each category of equipment lists the steps to apply.
For ADP, you sometimes need a physician and usually an ADP Authorizer to approve your application. For the home oxygen program (HOP), you only need a physician.
Contact the Easter Seal Society at 1-888-ESS-KIDS or 1-888-377-5437 or write to:
The Easter Seal Society
Incontinence Supplies Program for Children & Youth with Disabilities
1185 Eglinton Avenue East, Suite 706
Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
Assistive Devices Program
7th Floor, 5700 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON M2M 4K5