The mission of this program is to facilitate the rehabilitation of Ontario residents who have long-term physical disabilities (lasting over six months) by providing financial assistance to purchase selected, basic, personalized assistive devices appropriate to their needs and essential for independent living. To be eligible, you must have a valid Ontario Health number issued in your name and have a long-term disability.
The Assistive Devices Program (ADP) covers over 15,000 separate pieces of equipment or supplies in the following categories; wheelchairs/mobility aids and specialized seating systems; ostomy and enteral feeding supplies; needles and syringes for insulin-dependent seniors; monitors and test strips for insulin-dependent diabetics (through agreement with the Canadian Diabetes Association); hearing aids; respiratory equipment; orthoses (braces, garments and pumps); visual and communication aids.
Access to funding usually involves the assessment by health care professionals registered as authorizers with the program and the sale of equipment by vendors under contract to sell approved products at an approved price. For equipment and supplies, ADP usually pays up to 75% of an approved contribution. For oxygen, the Home Oxygen Program (HOP) pays 100% of home oxygen for persons over the age of 64 or on Home Care, social assistance or in long-term care facilities and 75% for all others.
In Ontario, people with a permanent ostomy receive $300.00 twice a year. In Quebec, there is a similar amount.
For more information, or an application form, click on the following link www.health.gov.on.ca/english/public/program/adp/adp_mn.html.
- Ontario Ministry of Health
- 5700 Yonge St, 7th Floor,
- North York, ON M2M 4K5
- 1-416-327-8804 / 1-800-268-6021
- Fax: 1-416-327-8192