OHIP+, the new Ontario drug coverage plan that provides free access to 4,400 prescription drugs to those 24 and under, is just around the corner, and Ontario’s minister of health and long term care, Dr. Eric Hoskins, has launched a mobile-friendly tool to help people find out what’s covered.
OHIP+ provides prescription medication coverage at no cost for children and youth aged 24 and under. It includes asthma inhalers, drugs to treat depression, anxiety, epilepsy, ADHD, antibiotics, EpiPens, diabetes test strips, oral contraceptives, medication to treat pediatric cancers, other rare conditions and a variety of other drugs.
All that anyone under 24 needs to get the prescription medication is a Ontario health card or solely the health card number.
The new mobile friendly tool can be found here. Drugs spelled correctly that still cannot be found through the search database are not covered.
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