If you are receiving Ontario Disability Support Program income support, you and your family will get coverage for prescription drugs that are:

  • listed in the Ontario Drug Benefit Formulary, and
  • prescribed by an approved health care professional.

How do I get this benefit?

You can use your Ontario health card to get health benefits.

To get your prescriptions, show your health card at the pharmacy.

Some pharmacists may ask you to pay a fee (co-payment) of up to $2 per prescription if you are 25 or older.

Starting in July 2018, you’ll be able to show other types of government identification, such as a valid Driver’s Licence, Ontario Photo Identification Card or Passport, as well as your monthly ODSP statement of assistance to get the drug benefit and other health benefits. Learn more about this change.

If the prescription drug you need is not listed in the Ontario Drug Benefit Formulary

Your doctor can ask the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to cover the cost of the prescription drug.

The ministry will review the request and let your doctor know its decision.

To find out how to ask for coverage for prescription drugs not in the Ontario Drug Benefit Formulary, contact your doctor.

Learn more

Speak with your caseworker or contact your local office

Ontario Drug Benefit program

Income Support Directive 9.8 - Drug Benefits