Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Senior Drug Benefits in Ontario: ODB

Here is good information for Ontario residents over the age of 65.

Ontario Drug Benefit (ODB) Program: Once you turn age 65

What happens when I turn 65?
If you are age 65, live in Ontario and have a valid Ontario health card, you qualify for the Ontario Drug Benefit (ODB) program. 
How do I claim ODB benefits?
Just take your prescription and health card to your pharmacy. Tell your pharmacist that you are now eligible for the ODB program. The pharmacist will use the government’s Health Network System to check if you qualify.
These are the pills one of my ODSP cliients takes
List of approved prescription products
Lower income seniors can apply to have their deductible waived and only have to pay up to $2 each time they fill a prescription for an approved product.  
Once the deductible is paid, most seniors will then be asked to pay up to $6.11 for each approved prescription filled – this is called the “co-payment”.  Learn more 

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