Starting January 1, 2018, more than 4,400 drug products are free for anyone age 24 years or younger. You don’t need to enroll – all you need is a health card number and an eligible prescription.
All babies, children and youth age 24 years and under who have OHIP coverage are automatically covered by OHIP+: Children and Youth Pharmacare.
You do not have to enroll or register to access OHIP+ – coverage is automatic.
OHIP+ coverage will stop on your 25th birthday, but you may qualify for other financial help with prescription drug costs.
OHIP+ completely covers the cost of more than 4,400 drug products that are currently available through the Ontario Drug Benefit program, including:
Medications available through the Exceptional Access Program may also be covered if an individual qualifies.
If your child is 24 years old or under and needs a covered medication:
If you need a covered medication:
If you have a child eligible for OHIP+, as of January 1, 2018, OHIP+ is the first payer for eligible drug products.
If your child is age 24 or under and a member of a Trillium Drug Program household, as of January 1, 2018 they are covered through OHIP+. This means, because you don’t pay out-of-pocket for their medications, no money from those medications counts toward your deductible.
If you’re going to university or college in another province, your prescriptions may still be covered by OHIP+ if you:
You may be able to get a larger “travel supply” of your medication before leaving Ontario.
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