Tuesday, November 21, 2017

OHIP Plus - how it will effect you

OHIP Plus takes effect Jan. 1, 2018. 

This is the Ontario government plan to offer 4,400 drug products free for anyone age 24 years or younger.  

You don't need to enroll; all you need is an Ontario health card number and an eligible prescription. When you take your prescription into your pharmacy to be filled (or if you call in a renewal), in most cases it will be at no charge for "children".  

Not all drugs are on the "free" list.  You can check with your pharmacist or click here to search for the drugs that are covered, as well as other information.  Note - if the drug you are interested is not on the list, your pharmacist should have information on how to get it approved for coverage.  If you are on a group plan and your child is covered (under 21 or under 25 and still a student), the group plan should still pay for the drugs. 
Please pass this information on to anyone you know with children. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.