As of December 1, 2016, people on OW and ODSP will no longer get paper drug cards to access prescription drugs.
Instead, people should show their regular Ontario health card – or “OHIP card” – when they go to the pharmacy. The pharmacist will use the OHIP card to confirm eligibility for the Ontario Drug Benefit.
No one has lost coverage. As long as you are still eligible for OW or ODSP, or the Extended Health Benefit, you will still have your medications covered.
For more information, visit the Ministry of Community and Social Services website.
For more information on OHIP and how to apply, visit the Ministry of Health website.