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Launch of OHIP+ Children and Youth Pharmacare

The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care is releasing additional resources ahead of the January 1, 2018, launch of OHIP+: Children and Youth Pharmacare.

On the ministry’s website (health.gov.on.ca/ohipplus_resources), you will find information documents about the new OHIP+ program for downloading and printing:
    
We would like all students, parents and caregivers to be aware of OHIP+ and be able to take full advantage of its benefits. Through this program, Ontarians aged 24 years and younger, who are OHIP insured, regardless of their family income, will be eligible for over 4,400 medications and drug products at no cost. 

Examples of common drug products used by children and youth, age 24 and under that will be covered by OHIP+ include: 

• Antibiotics to treat infections 
• Inhalers for asthma 
• Various insulins, oral diabetic medications and diabetes test strips 
• Antidepressants 
• Epilepsy drugs 
• Medications to treat mental health conditions 
• Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) drugs 
• Drugs to treat some childhood cancers and other rare conditions 

Visit the Ontario Drug Benefit Formulary/Comparative Drug Index at www.formulary.health.gov.on.ca/formulary/ to find out if a drug is listed on the formulary or ask your pharmacist for helpAccess 

If you have any questions about OHIP+, please send an email to OHIPplus@ontario.ca.

For more information, please visit: Ontario.ca/OHIPplus.


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