Ontario. Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

Operational Support Branch, Assistive Devices Program and Home Oxygen Program

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Record #: NIA0825 Last Modified: 17 Mar 2015 Last Full Update: 06 Mar 2015
Source Database© INCommunities: Community Information Database
Description & Services
Description (Service)Financially assists Ontario residents with long term physical disabilities to obtain personalized assistive devices appropriate for their basic needs and essential for independent living  
Eligible equipment includes: 
* prostheses  
* wheelchairs and mobility aids  
* specialized seating systems  
* enteral feeding supplies  
* monitors and test strips for insulin-dependent diabetics (through an agreement with the Canadian Diabetes Association)  
* hearing aids  
* insulin pumps and supplies for children 
* respiratory equipment 
* orthoses (braces, garments and pumps)  
* visual and communication aids  
* oxygen and oxygen delivery equipment, such as concentrators, cylinders, liquid systems and related supplies, such as masks and tubing. 
Grants are provided for: 
* ostomy supplies 
* breast prostheses 
* needles and syringes for insulin-dependent seniors 
Fact sheets are available on the website for each equipment category listed above that provide additional detail around application procedure and specific devices and supplies eligible for funding. 
HoursMon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm
DatesAll year
Areas ServedOntario
EligibilityResidents of Ontario with a valid Ontario Health card issued in their name, having a physical disability of six months or longer * equipment cannot be required exclusively for sports, work or school * does not pay for equipment available under the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board or to Group "A" veterans for their pensioned benefits * specific eligibility criteria apply to each device category
ApplicationMost devices must be authorized by a qualified health care professional registered with the program. Registered authorizers work in hospitals, home care agencies or private practice.
LanguagesEnglish ; French
FeesNone - for program ; Visit website for additional details on amounts covered
Contact Information
Office Phone416-327-8804
Toll Free PhoneWithin Ontario 1-800-268-6021
TDD PhoneToll free 1-800-387-5559
Located In CommunityToronto (City of)
Mailing Addressc/o Assistive Devices Program 
5700 Yonge St, 7th Flr 
Toronto, ON M2M 4K5
AccessibilityNot Applicable
Other Details
Legal Status(30) Provincial Government