On January 1, 2018 new changes are coming into force in Ontario when over 4,400 prescription drug products will be covered for individuals under the age of 24 who hold OHIP coverage. The coverage will be provided through the new OHIP+ program. You don’t have to enroll in the program, all you will need is a valid Ontario health card number and a prescription that is eligible under the program.
Who is eligible? Anyone under the age of 24 that has OHIP coverage is going to be automatically enrolled in the program. Coverage will stop on your 25th birthday. However, some individuals may qualify for help with their prescriptions past the age of 25 through Ontario Works or the Ontario Disability Support Program.
What medications are covered? The program will cover 100% of the cost of over 4,400 drug products which are currently available through the Ontario Drug Benefit Program’s formulary.