Ontario. Ministry of Health and Long Term Care

Service: Assistive Devices Program

Contact Information
Alternate Name ADP ; Home Oxygen Program ; HOP ; MOH & LTC
Office Phone 416-327-8804
Toll Free Phone Client Inquiries 1-800-268-6021
TTY Phone 416-327-4282 * toll free 1-800-387-5559
Fax 416-327-8192
E-Mail adp@ontario.ca
Website www.health.gov.on.ca/en/public/programs/adp
Primary Contact David Schachow, Senior Manager
Alternate Contact Joan Stevens, Program Manager
Located In Community Toronto Downtown
Address & Map
North American Life Centre
5700 Yonge St, 7th Flr
Toronto, ON M2M 4K5
Intersection Yonge St N and Finch Ave
Accessibility Fully Accessible
Description & Services
Description (Service) Support 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. 
Listing of assistive devices eligible for coverage 
Listing of assistive devices not covered in each category
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm
Areas Served Ontario
Eligibility Any Ontario resident who has a long-term physical disability and valid Health Card 
* 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
Application Application 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 www.health.gov.on.ca/en/public/programs/adp/pub_adp.aspx ; www.forms.ssb.gov.on.ca/mbs/ssb/forms/ssbforms.nsf/FormDetail?OpenForm&ACT=RDR&TAB=PROFILE&SRCH=&ENV=WWE&TIT=0406&NO=014-0406-67E
Languages English
Fees In 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 insulinĀ­ dependent seniors.  
Home Oxygen Program: ADP pays full cost of home oxygen if client is 65 years and older, and on Home Care, social assistance or living in a longĀ­ term care facility. If the equipment is worn out, no longer under warranty and beyond repair at a reasonable cost, program may pay up to 75 per cent of the cost of a replacement.  
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 and charitable organizations, other government programs and some municipal social service departments.
Other Details
Legal Status (30) Provincial Government
Funding Provincial
Service Categories Assistive Technology Expense Assistance