Please be advised that as of Jan. 1, 2018, the province will provide free prescription drug coverage for children and youth aged 24 and under, regardless of family income or whether they already have private insurance under a parent.

This means that parents of children under 15 and young adults from 16 to 24 must present their OHIP card and a valid prescription from their doctor or nurse practitioner when they visit their pharmacist for a prescription.

Coverage stops on the patient’s 25th birthday.

OHIP will cover all drugs currently available through the Ontario Drug Benefit program. This includes more than 4,400 drug products for acute and chronic illnesses.

If the drug is not covered under the provincial plan, Local 793 members will have to present their drug card at the pharmacy to determine whether or not the prescription is covered for their eligible dependent’s claim under the union benefit plan.

For more information, call 1-866-532-3161 or click here.