Ontario. Ministry of Health and Long Term Care

Service: Assistive Devices Program

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Record #: GCL1684 Last Modified: 08 Mar 2015 Last Full Update: 15 Jul 2014
Contact Information
Alternate NameADP ; Home Oxygen Program ; HOP ; MOH & LTC
Office Phone416-327-8804
Toll Free PhoneClient Inquiries: 1-800-268-6021
TDD Phone416-327-4282 * toll free 1-800-387-5559
Located In CommunityToronto
Address & Map
North American Life Centre
5700 Yonge St, 7th Flr
Toronto, ON M2M 4K5
IntersectionYonge St N and Finch Ave
Mailing Addressc/o Ministry of Health and Long Term Care - Assistive Devices Program
AccessibilityFully Accessible
Description & Services
DescriptionSupport and funding to help Ontario residents with long-term physical disabilities acquire needed equipment and supplies. 
* access to personalized assistive devices 
* increases independence of people with physical disabilities 
ADP funding covers equipment in various categories including wheelchairs, prosthetic devices, insulin pumps and supplies, insulin syringes for seniors, orthotic devices, hearing devices, pressure modification devices, respiratory equipment and supplies, visual aids, communications aids, ostomy supplies, enteral feeding equipment and supplies, and home oxygen therapy.
Sup. DescriptionListing of assistive devices eligible for coverage 
Listing of assistive devices not covered in each category 
HoursMon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm
DatesAll year
Areas ServedOntario
EligibilityAny Ontario resident who has a long-term physical disability and valid Health Card. Specific eligibility criteria apply to each device category. There are no income limits for ADP assistance. 
* ADP - residents with physical disability of six months or longer 
* HOP - residents with chronic illness or dysfunction requiring long-term oxygen therapy 
**Individuals receiving social assistance benefits under Ontario Works (OW), Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP), or Assistance to Children with Severe Disabilities (ACSD), may be eligible to receive additional funding** 
ApplicationApplication forms and applicant information sheets available on website.  
Initial access usually through general practitioner or medical specialist who provides diagnosis and referral to an authorizer - a qualified health care professional registered with ADP program. Devices must be purchased from ADP-registered vendor or professional trained to make the device if it must be custom-made. 
ADP Fact Sheets provide details about categories of assistive devices, assessment and application process. See http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/public/programs/adp/pub_adp.aspx
FeesIn some cases, ADP pays up to 75 per cent of the cost of items. In other cases, ADP contributes a fixed amount. ADP pays an annual grant directly to client for ostomy supplies and needles and syringes for insulin­ dependent seniors.  
The home oxygen program, under ADP, pays full cost of home oxygen if client is 65 years or over, or on Home Care, social assistance or living in a long­ term care facility. It pays 75 per cent of cost for anyone else.  
In most cases, client pays a share of the cost at time of purchase and vendor bills ADP for the balance. For categories where grants are paid, client pays 100 per cent of cost to the vendor.  
Fee assistance may be available from a variety of sources to help pay applicant's portion: voluntary/charitable organizations, other government programs,some municipal social service departments.
Other Details
Legal Status(30) Provincial Government
Service CategoriesAssistive Technology Expense Assistance