Ontario children and youth age 24 and younger now have access to more than 4,400 free prescription medications, as part of an expansion of OHIP announced yesterday (Jan. 1).
Through OHIP+: Children and Youth Pharmacare, individuals must only present their Ontario health card number along with a valid prescription at an Ontario pharmacy and medicine will be provided free of charge.
Medications covered by OHIP+ include, but are not limited to asthma inhalers, drugs to treat depression, anxiety, epilepsy and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, antibiotics, EpiPens (epinephrine auto-injectors), insulin, diabetes test strips and oral contraceptives. To check if your medication is covered, use the medication coverage tool.
Read the full release from the Government of Ontario regarding OHIP+: Children and Youth Pharmacare for more information.