The Assistive Devices Program (ADP) is administered by the Operational Support Branch of the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. ADP provides financial assistance to Ontario residents with long-term physical disabilities to obtain basic, competitively priced, personalized assistive devices appropriate for the individual’s needs and essential for independent living. Devices covered by the program are intended to give people increased independence and control over their lives.
Walkers, Rollators, Wheelchairs, Power Wheelchairs, Scooters and Positioning Components (i.e. Cushions, Backs, Headrests, etc.).
Up to 75% of the cost of the item.
NOTE: Private insurance will usually cover the final 25%.
Who is eligible for funding
- Anyone who has a valid OHIP card.
- Anyone who can safely operate the equipment needed and whose condition is stable enough that they will continue to need this equipment in the future.
Note: Age and/or Income do not affect funding.
Procedure to get funding
A registered ADP therapist must complete an assessment of your equipment needs in your private home, Nursing Home or Retirement Home and fill out an application for funding of the required equipment. Please call us at 416-633-3457 and we can put you in touch with a therapist in your area.
A therapist will charge $100-$250 or higher to come to your home and fill out the ADP application.
- Terminally ill or patients with currently unstable/fluctuating health conditions are not eligible.
- Generally you can get a new piece of equipment every 5 years and new cushions & backs every 2 years. Exceptions are made if your current equipment is no longer suitable even if it is less than 5 yrs. old.
WSIB administers Ontario’s no-fault workplace insurance for employers and workers. WSIB provides disability benefits, monitors the quality of healthcare, and assists in early, safe return to work for workers injured on the job or who have contracted an occupational disease.
The costs related to workplace injuries and illnesses including healthcare, medications, medical devices, orthotics, and transportation costs associated with workplace injury or illness.
100% of approved expenses
Who is eligible for funding?
- Must work for an employer covered by WSIB
- Must have an injury or illness directly related to your work
- Must file a claim with the WSIB and obtain a claim number
Procedure to get funding for medical devices and orthotics
- Prescription for medical device must be obtained from a physician.
- A quote for the cost of the prescribed device is submitted to WSIB with the worker’s Claim number and a copy of the prescription for approval.
- Only after verbal or written approval for equipment is provided by WSIB to the vendor is the equipment supplied to client.
Visit http://www.wsib.on.ca/wsib/wsibsite.nsf/public/WSIBBenefits for more information.
Blue Cross National Defence
VAC – (Veterans Affairs Canada) and Canadian Forces
Veteran Affairs Canada and Canadian Forces provide services and benefitsfor registered Canadian veterans and soldiers. Health benefits include aidsfor daily living, medical supplies, prosthetics and orthotics, special equipment, etc.
Wheelchairs, Stairlifts, etc. & most medical supplies
Capped by benefit grid or by special quote
Eligibility for funding
Registered veterans and soldiers
Procedure to obtain funding
Contact your case manager or call your local VAC/O Canada office.
To access more information online about VAC funding go to:
Must have VAC Card