The province launched a new mobile-friendly tool that allows to check if prescriptions are covered with OHIP+. It will help people quickly and easily search through a list of more than 4,400 publicly funded medications and other drug products.
With OHIP+, Ontario is the first province to provide prescription medication coverage at no cost for children and youth age 24 and under, helping more people afford the medications that they need to stay healthy. This includes asthma inhalers, drugs to treat depression, anxiety, epilepsy, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, antibiotics, EpiPens, diabetes test strips, oral contraceptives, medications to treat some childhood cancers and other rare conditions, and thousands of others.
Enrollment will be automatic with no co-payment or annual deductible. Eligible prescriptions can be filled free of charge at any Ontario pharmacy -- all that's needed is an Ontario health card or health card number.
- OHIP+ covers prescription medications listed on the Ontario Drug Benefit Formulary or approved for funding through the Exceptional Access Program, and prescribed by a doctor or nurse practitioner.
- Ontario’s public drug programs are already one of the country’s most generous, helping to pay for needed prescription medications for seniors, people with high drug costs and other vulnerable populations.
- Public consultations provided input into the drug search tool. As more public feedback is received, Ontario will continue to improve and upgrade this search tool.