New Web Tool for Free Prescription Medications

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 You can now search a mobile friendly web tool to find free prescription drugs for youths 24 years and under. 

Starting  January 1, 2018 youths across Ontario will be able to get over 4,400 free prescription medications under the new OHIP+ program. By searching this mobile friendly tool, you’ll be able to see if your prescription drug is covered.

If you or your child are under 24 and are already covered by the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP), you will automatically receive coverage under OHIP+. You do not need to apply.

Some medications that will be covered include:

  • Antibiotics
  • Asthma inhalers
  • Various insulins, oral diabetic medications and diabetes test strips
  • Epinephrine auto-injectors (for example, EPIPENs®)
  • Drugs to treat arthritis, epilepsy and other chronic conditions
  • Medications to treat mental health and depression (for example, antidepressants)
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) drugs
  • Childhood cancer drugs and other rare conditions

For more information on OHIP+ and getting medications for yourself or your child, visit the Learn about OHIP+ webpage.

If you are not eligible for OHIP+, you can find information on other prescription drug programs in our  How can I pay for prescription medicine? article.