Ontario. Ministry of Health and Long Term Care

Ontario Drug Benefit Program, Trillium Drug Program

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Record #: GCL1675 Last Modified: 08 Mar 2015 Last Full Update: 03 Jul 2013
Contact Information
Alternate NameMOH & LTC ; MOHLTC ; TDP
Office Phone416-642-3038
Toll Free Phone1-800-575-5386
TDD PhoneServiceOntario INFOline: 416-327-4282 ; 1-800-387-5559
Located In CommunityToronto
Mailing AddressPO Box 337 
Station D 
Etobicoke, ON M9A 4X3
Description & Services
Description (Service)Program to assist Ontario residents who have high prescription drug costs in relation to their net household income. 
* provides coverage for prescription drug products listed on the Ontario Drug Benefit Formulary (list of products) 
* coverage of drug products not listed on Formulary also considered for TDP recipients through Exceptional Access Program on case-by-case basis 
* part of the Ontario Drug Benefit program  
HoursINFOline hours of operation: Mon-Fri 8:30am - 5pm
Areas ServedOntario
EligibilityIndividuals may be eligible if: 
* they have a valid Ontario Health Card and are a resident of Ontario 
*Are not covered under the Ontario Drug Benefit plan according to their eligibility requirements 
*Do not have private health insurance or private insurance does not cover 100% of prescription drug costs 
Check the website for more details on eligibility 
ApplicationTrillium applications and guides are available at local pharmacies, or by calling 1-800-575-5386 (toll free) * also available from website 
Exceptional Access Program: 
* Ontario doctor prescribing the drug must apply on behalf of their patient  
* approval must be given by the Ministry for any drugs not on the Formulary 
* drugs must be purchased from either an accredited Ontario pharmacy OR an Ontario doctor who is licensed to sell prescription drug products and is linked to the Ministry’s Health Network System 
LanguagesEnglish ; French
FeesFees will be based on annual income and will include: 
*an annual fee or 'deductible'  
*up to $2 per prescription or 'co-payment'
Other Details
Legal Status(30) Provincial Government
Print MaterialAvailable for download from the website "A Guide to Understanding the Trillium Drug Program"
Service CategoriesGovernment Subsidized Prescription Drug Benefits ; Medical Expense Assistance