1 (888) 678-8887 (STUTTS)
The Alberta Monitoring For Health Program
The Alberta Monitoring For Health Program enables Albertans with diabetes, who meet eligibility requirements, to access limited funding to cover a portion of the cost of eligible diabetes management supplies. This program is administered by the Canadian Diabetes Association and funded by Alberta Health and Wellness (under Population Health Strategies Branch). For more info:
Public Insulin Pump Program in Alberta
WHERE CAN I GO FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE?
For Insulin Pumps and supplies
S.U.G.A.R. is a national charity providing assistance to people with diabetes by distributing S.U.G.A.R owned devices such as insulin pumps to patients based on need.
Message line: 905 632 0932
Mailing address: c/o 495 Enfield Road, Burlington, Ontario L7T 2X5
Funding for Insulin Pumps in Ontario
This program covers the cost of an insulin pump and supplies for children and adults with type 1 diabetes who meet clinical criteria as set out by the Ontario Ministry of Health through ADP (Assistive Devices Program). Application is made through registered Diabetes Education Teams established throughout the province of Ontario. Details regarding this program may be obtained by contacting one of these Teams. For a more information go to http://www.health.gov.on.ca/english/public/program/adp/insulin_pump_faq.html
The Diabetes Hope Foundation.
Diabetes Hope Foundation’s Medical Assistance Program assists children living with diabetes whose families are not covered by third party health plans and who struggle to obtain the necessary medical supplies and drugs needed to control their diabetes. Insulin, needles, swabs, glucose monitoring devices, and test strips are not covered by OHIP. The average cost per patient for these supplies is anywhere from $200 to $350 dollars per month, up to $4,000 per year, per patient. For lower income families and new immigrants with no third party insurance coverage, these costs can be staggering.
Diabetes Hope Foundation partners with pediatric hospitals and pharmaceutical companies to ensure financial obstacles are not barriers to obtaining the best diabetes health care.
THE CHARLES RAY III DIABETES ASSOCIATION is a non-profit organization provides medical devices and supplies to those unable to afford it
Phone/fax: 919 303 6949
Mailing address: P.O. Box 792, Apex, NC 27502, USA
Canadian Disability Tax Credit
The Disability Tax Credit is a credit offered by Revenue Canada to those of who have a severe mental or physical impairment which markedly restricts the basic activities of daily living or requires dedicated time for Life Sustaining Therapy (Therapy that must occur at least 3 times per week for more than 14 hours per week). Revenue Canada further requires that the eligible person have an impairment that has lasted or is expected to last for a period of 12 continuous months. Further, Revenue Canada notes "For the purposes of the disability amount, Life Sustaining Therapy is any treatment for a disease or a disorder that, if withheld would prevent the functioning on one or a group of vital organs to sustain human life."
There are some who do not wish to be labelled as "disabled" or have their child carry such a label however the financial relief provided by the Federal government may be accepted and desired by some families.
If you or your child use an intensive insulin management system, you may qualify for the Disability Tax Credit because you require Life Sustaining Therapy.
For more information go to http://www.diabetesadvocacy.com/DTC.htm
For information regarding Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) and Canada Disability Saving Grant of up to $3,500 per year go to www.disabilitysavings.gc.ca
For those Over 65 Years
Ontario Drug Benefits Plan (ODB)
Syringes for Seniors Program
1 (800) 268-6021 (Toll free)
1 (416) 327-8804
For those under 65 years of age
Monitoring for Health Program - Canadian Diabetes Association, Ontario
(Only for those that are insulin using or have gestational diabetes)
Toll-Free: 1 (800) 361-0796
Trillium Drug Program Assists people with high drug costs in relation to their income
1 (800) 575-5386 (416) 314-5518
For those people on Ontario Works or Ontario Disability Support Program
Ontario Works & Ontario Disability Support Program (Refer to the municipal Social Services section of local blue pages for phone numbers)
Social Benefits Tribunal
(Appeal Centre for provincial assistance programs)
1 (800) 753-3895
For Lilly Canada Cares Insulin Assistance Program
Lilly Canada Cares Insulin Assistance 1 (866) 466-1366
CDA Community Pharmacy Outreach Program
Stutt's Pharmacy and Diabetes Depot is a participant of the Canadian Diabetes Association's Community Pharmacy Outreach Program. We now carry a number of CDA brochures, educational pamphlets and cookbooks.