Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada

Programs and Services

Ontario Drug Benefit Program (ODB)

  • Financial Assistance
  • Health and Wellness

The Ontario Drug Benefit covers most of the cost of more than 4,300 prescription drugs.

The ODB also helps you pay for:

  • allergy shots and Epipen (used in response to severe allergic reaction)
  • some products used in monitoring and testing for diabetes
  • some prescribed over-the-counter drugs under specific circumstances (e.g. Ibuprofen 200mg, Ferrous sulphate 300)
  • some nutrition products
  • some drugs used in treatment of HIV/AIDS
  • some drugs used in palliative care

ODB is for the following groups of people:

  • People over the age of 65
  • Residents of long-term care facilities and Homes for Special Care
  • People receiving professional services under the Home Care program (Community Care Access Centre)
  • People receiving social assistance - Ontario Works and Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP)
  • Trillium Drug Program recipients Ontario Drug Program recipients may be asked to pay a portion of drug costs at the Pharmacy.

For more information:

Phone: 1-866-811-9893 (Toll-free), 416-327-8109 (Local), 1-800-387-5559 (TTY)

Visit the website here

To receive a copy of the application phone:1-888-405-0405 (Toll-free) or 416-503-4586 (Local). You may also get an application in person at your local pharmacy.

Disclaimer: The MS Society is an independent, voluntary health agency and does not approve, endorse or recommend any specific product or therapy but provides information to assist individuals in making their own decisions. For specific information and advice, please consult your personal physician. Read our full privacy policy.

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