Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada

Programs and Services

Trillium Drug Program

  • Financial Assistance
  • Health and Wellness
  • Relevant Offices: Bruce Grey Chapter, Chatham-Kent Windsor-Essex Chapter, Cornwall & District Chapter, Durham Northumberland ChapterFrontenac, Lennox & Addington ChapterGrand Erie ChapterGrand River ChapterHamilton-Halton ChapterKapuskasing UnitLake Superior District ChapterLeeds Grenville ChapterNiagara Peninsula Chapter of HopeNipissing, Parry Sound & Temiskaming ChapterOttawa ChapterOxford Perth ChapterPeel-Dufferin ChapterPeterborough, Kawartha Lakes & Haliburton ChapterPrince Edward County UnitQuinte ChapterSimcoe Muskoka ChapterSouthwest ChapterSudbury-Manitoulin ChapterTimmins & District ChapterToronto ChapterYork Region Chapter
  • Contact Info: 1‑800‑575‑5386

Administered by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, the Trillium Drug Program (TDP) helps Ontario citizens, who have high drug costs in relation to their income, cover the cost of prescription medicines.

MS treatment drugs (Avonex, Betaseron, Copaxone and Rebif) are NOT listed on the ODB Formulary. To obtain these drugs one must also have their physician complete an EAP application on their behalf (see Exceptional Access program for more details)

An individual can apply to the Trillium Drug Program if:

  • Their private insurance does not cover 100% of their prescription drug costs
  • They have valid Ontario Health Insurance (OHIP)
  • They are NOT eligible for drug coverage under the Ontario Drug Benefit (ODB) Program

The program has a deductible that is based on income and family size. Each year starting August 1, the applicant must pay their own drug costs up to their deductible level before they are eligible for drug coverage - this deductible is split into quarterly instalments. Only certain drug costs count towards the Trillium deductible or as program benefits - check with a pharmacist or health care provider.

For more information:

Phone: 1-800-575-5386 (Toll-free) or 416-642-3038 (Local)

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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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