ODSP can help you and your family pay for diabetic supplies, surgical supplies and dressings.
Diabetic supplies include:
If you or a member of your family is insulin-dependent and needs injections, you must contact the Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA) for blood glucose monitors and lancets. CDA and ODSP will share the cost for these supplies.
CDA’s central toll-free telephone number is 1-800-361-0796.
Surgical supplies and dressings include items that a licensed Ontario doctor has prescribed for you or a family member because of a surgical, radiological or medical procedure or disease. Examples include:
To be eligible, you must be receiving ODSP income support.
Here’s what you need to do:
We will review your form and send you a letter to let you know if ODSP will pay for your diabetic supplies, surgical supplies or dressings.
For diabetic supplies:
For surgical supplies and dressings:
You should not pay a fee to have the form filled out. The Ministry of Community and Social Services pays for the cost of filling out the form.
The application form tells the health care professional how to get paid for filling out the form.
You can ask for an internal review. Someone at ODSP will review a specific decision that affects your ODSP. The review will make sure the decision followed ODSP rules.
You must ask your ODSP office for an internal review within 30 days of when you received the decision.
For more information, please contact your caseworker at your local ODSP office.
To find contact information for your local office and learn more about ODSP visit: ontario.ca/socialassistance.
For general questions, please call ServiceOntario at: