Starting January 1, 2018, anyone 24 years old or younger will be able to get their prescription medications for free. Coverage will be automatic, with no upfront costs.
Who will be covered
All babies, children and youth aged 24 and under who have OHIP coverage will be automatically covered by OHIP+: Children and Youth Pharmacare Program.
OHIP+ coverage will stop on your 25th birthday, but you may qualify for other financial help with prescription drug costs.
What medications will be covered
The new program will completely cover the cost of more than 4,400 drug products that are currently available through the Ontario Drug Benefit program. This will include medications to treat:
attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
infections (e.g. antibiotics)
diabetes (including test strips)
reproductive health (e.g. birth control pills)
some childhood cancers
some childhood rare diseases
To learn more about it, check out the details on Learn about OHIP HERE