Ontario. Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

Site: Assistive Devices Program

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Record #: AJP0078 Last Modified: 12 Feb 2015 Last Full Update: 12 May 2014
Location, Telephone & Internet
Office Phone416-327-8804
Toll Free Phone1-800-268-6021
TDD Phone416-327-4282 * 1-800-387-5559
Located In CommunityToronto
Address & Map
5700 Yonge St, 7th Flr
Toronto, ON M2M 4K5
Contact Information
Primary ContactJoan Stevens, Program Manager; Phone: 416-327-8145; Email: joan.stevens@ontario.ca
Description & Services
DescriptionConsumer centered support and funding to Ontario residents who have long-term physical disabilities * access to personalized assistive devices appropriate for the individual’s basic needs * Assistive Devices Program
HoursMon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm
Areas ServedOntario
EligibilityAny Ontario resident who has a valid Ontario Health card issued in their name and has a long-term physical disability * equipment cannot be required exclusively for sports, work or school * ADP does not pay for equipment available under the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board or to Group “A” veterans for their pensioned benefits * there are specific eligibility criteria which apply to each device type 
An individual who has a chronic illness or dysfunction that requires long-term oxygen therapy may be eligible for home oxygen funding
ApplicationInitial access is often through a medical specialist or general practitioner who provides a diagnosis * for most device types, an authorizer assesses the specific needs of the person and prescribes appropriate equipment or supplies * an ADP registered vendor sells the equipment or supplies to the client
LanguagesEnglish ; French
FeesAssistive Devices Program (ADP) pays up to 75 per cent of the cost of equipment, such as artificial limbs, orthopaedic braces, wheelchairs and breathing aids * for hearing aids, the ADP contributes a fixed amount * ostomy supplies, breast prostheses and needles and syringes for seniors, the ADP pays a grant directly to the person  
The Home Oxygen Program under ADP, pays 100 per cent of the ADP price for oxygen and related equipment for seniors 65 years of age or older and for individuals 64 years of age or younger who are on social assistance, residing in a long-term care facility or who are receiving professional services through a Community Care and Access Centre, and 75 per cent of the ADP price for all others 
In most cases, the client pays a share of the cost at time of purchase and the vendor bills ADP the balance
Other Details
Service CategoriesMedical Expense Assistance ~ Assistive Technology Issues