Ontario. Ministry of Health and Long Term Care

Assistive Devices Program

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Record #: GCL1684 Last Modified: 03 Sep 2013 Last Full Update: 03 Sep 2013
Contact Information
Alternate NameADP ; Home Oxygen Program ; HOP ; MOH & LTC
Address & Map
North American Life Centre
5700 Yonge St, 7th Flr
Toronto, ON M2M 4K5
 
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Located In CommunityToronto
IntersectionYonge St N and Finch Ave
AccessibilityFully Accessible
Office Phone416-327-2800
TTY Phone1-800-387-5559 ; 416-327-4282
Toll Free PhoneClient Inquiries: 1-800-268-6021
Fax416-327-8192
E-Mailinfoline.moh@ontario.ca
Websitewww.health.gov.on.ca/english/public/program/adp/adp_mn.html
Description & Services
DescriptionProvides support and funding to 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 26 categories including wheelchairs, prosthetic devices, diabetes equipment/supplies, orthotic devices, hearing aids, respiratory supplies/equipment, visual aids, communications aids, ostomy supplies, enteral feeding supplies and home oxygen therapy.
Sup. DescriptionListing of assistive devices eligible for coverage 
 
Listing of assistive devices not covered in each category
HoursMon-Fri 8:30am - 5pm
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 
ApplicationInitial 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/publications/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.
LanguagesEnglish
Other Details
FundingProvincial
Service Level(30) Provincial Government
Subjects
SubjectsAssistive devices ; Disabilities ; Health ; Health insurance ; Respiratory therapy
Service CategoriesAssistive Technology Equipment Acquisition Assistance