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Ontario. Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

Ontario Drug Benefit Program

Areas Served Ontario
HoursMon-Fri 8:30am-5pm
LanguageEnglish; French
AccessibilityFully Accessible
FeesNone - ODB eligible recipients may be asked to pay some portion of their eligible prescription drug product cost;
Agency Type Provincial Government
Toll Free:
Service Ontario:
1-866-532-3161 Telehealth:
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Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (Exceptional Access Program)
5700 Yonge St 3rd Flr
Toronto ON M2M 4K5

Program covers most of the cost of the more than 4,400 prescribed medications and can provide payment assistance for: allergy shots and EpiPenĀ®, some products used in monitoring and testing for diabetes, some drugs used in treatment of HIV/AIDS, some nutrition products, and some prescribed over-the-counter medications.


Age 65 years and older; OR living in a long-term care home or a home for special care, or enrolled in one of these programs: Home care, Ontario Works, Ontario Disability Support Program, Trillium Drug Program, OHIP+: Children and Youth Pharmacare


* seniors are automatically enrolled in the Ontario Drug Benefit program * low income seniors may fill in a co-payment form