Ontario

Coverage for Diabetic, Surgical Supplies, and Dressings

Complex application

Tax filing not required

Prerequisite(s) required

To get this benefit you need to first apply for the following benefit(s) if you're eligible:

The Coverage for Diabetic, Surgical Supplies, and Dressings helps individuals who are receiving Ontario Works (OW) or Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) cover the cost of these supplies.

You and your family could get help with the cost of:

  • Diabetic supplies (such as needles, syringes, alcohol swabs, lancets, insulin pump supplies, and blood glucose monitors).
  • Surgical supplies and surgical dressings (like surgical gauze and adhesive tape).
  • Incontinence supplies (such as adult diapers).

You may be eligible if you:

  • Receive Ontario Works (OW) or Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) Income Support.
  • Have a medical condition that has been verified by an approved health professional.
  • Have diabetic and surgical supplies ordered by a physician's prescription.
  • Are not receiving any other coverage (e.g. from the Canadian Diabetes Association).

Health card

  • valid health card with no photo, name and address
  • valid health card with photo, name and address
  • MCP (Medical Care Plan) number - Valid ambulance/dental services card
  • Department of Immigration, Skills and Labour identification number
  • Department of Immigration, Skills and Labour file number (Income Support Card).

Apply for Coverage

  • If you receive OW, contact your Social Service Worker at your local Ontario Works office.
  • If you receive ODSP, contact your local Ontario Disability Support Program office and ask for a Mandatory Special Necessities Benefit Request form.
    • Ask any of the following healthcare professionals to fill out the form:
      • Physicians.
      • Nurses in the Extended Class (Nurse Practitioners).
      • Registered Nurses (where a doctor has identified the need).
      • Enterostomal Therapists (for surgical supplies and dressings).
      • Fax the form, bring it in person, or mail it to your local ODSP office.

Note

  • Your form will be reviewed and a letter will be sent to you if it is approved.

Last updated: September 3, 2021