Trillium Drug Program

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Tax filing required

The Trillium Drug Program (TDP) provides financial support to lower and moderate income individuals who have high prescription drug costs.

The Trillium Drug Program covers the cost of about 5,000 prescription drugs that are currently available through the Ontario Drug Benefit program, and about 1,000 drug products upon meeting specified criteria through the Exceptional Access Program.

Once approved, you will only pay up to $2 for each prescription drug that is filled or refilled until the end of the program year.

To see if your prescription is covered, you can use the Check Medication Coverage page.

You should apply if you:

  • Live in Ontario.
  • Have a valid Ontario health card number.
  • Do not already qualify for the Ontario Drug Benefit program (for example, you are not enrolled in a program such as Ontario Works).
  • Do not have an insurance plan that pays for 100% of your drugs.
  • Spend about 4% or more of your after-tax household income on prescription-drug costs.

Health card

For example:

  • 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).

The Trillium Drug Program year is from August 1 to July 31. Make sure you apply by September 30, to be reimbursed for any eligible drug you received in the previous program year (August 1-July 31). You can get the application form online: Application for the Trillium Drug Program

Or you can get the form by calling:

Send your completed application by mail only to:
Trillium Drug Program
Ministry of Health
P.O. Box 337 Station D
Etobicoke ON M9A 4X3

Once you are enrolled, you will receive a confirmation letter telling you what your deductible is for the year. Your household's enrollment will be renewed automatically every year and you will receive an annual confirmation letter.

Last updated: September 8, 2022