There are a variety of programs that give financial assistance for clients who require custom orthoses.
Orthotic Dimensions Inc. is a recognized vendor of the Assistive Devices Program (ADP), a branch of the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care. Any Ontario resident who has a valid Health Card and a long-term, physical disability requiring an orthosis for six or more months to perform daily activities, may be eligible for partial funding of their orthoses through this program.
Further information regarding the policies of this program can be found on their website. https://www.ontario.ca/page/assistive-devices-program
Clients who receive benefits from the Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services may qualify for additional funding assistance.
Programs including: Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities (ACSD), Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) or Ontario Works (OW) may assist clients to receive additional funding up to 100% of the ADP approved prices.
Private Insurance plans may assist clients with funding for the cost of orthoses that are partially covered under the ADP program. These extended insurance plans may also cover the cost of an orthotic device that is not covered under the ADP program. Policy guidelines need to be checked for specific coverage.
Further funding can be found through several agencies:
- WSIB Workplace Safety and Insurance Board
- DVA Veteran’s Affairs Canada
- NHIB Non-Insured Health Benefits for First Nations and Inuit
There are also many private organizations and foundations that assist clients who require funding. These organizations are assessed by the specific organization when a client submits a funding assistance application.
These organizations include but are not limited to:
- The Easter Seals Society
- Jennifer Ashleigh Foundation
- President’s Choice Children’s Charity
- The March of Dimes
- Interim Federal Health Program