Ontario

Seniors Co-payment Program

Easy application

Tax filing required

For seniors, the Ontario Drug Benefit (ODB) program pays for a portion of the cost of approved prescription drugs. After paying your deductible, you are usually asked to pay up to $6.11 for each drug filled or refilled - this is called the "co-payment".

Under the Seniors Co-Payment Program, seniors living on a low income do not pay for the deductible and only pay up to $2 each time they fill a prescription for an approved product. As a result, you will save approximately $130 on average per year in out-of-pocket drug costs.

You may be able to get this benefit if you:

  • Have a valid Ontario Health card.
  • Are a single senior aged 65 or over and your yearly income is $19,300 or less after taxes.
  • Or are a single couple (one or both people aged 65 or over) and your combined yearly income is $32,300 or less after taxes

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 the Seniors Co-Payment Program.

Last updated: September 1, 2021