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Canada's Original One Stop Shop for Insulin Pump Supplies est 2004

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Financial Assistance

All Provinces

THE CHARLES RAY III DIABETES ASSOCIATION is a non-profit organization provides medical devices and supplies to those unable to afford it
Website: http://www.cr3diabetes.org
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 Lilly Canada Cares Insulin Assistance Program

Lilly Canada Cares Insulin Assistance 1 (866) 466-1366

  • Provided for those who cannot afford insulin
  • Those eligible include household income below Statistics Canada Low Income Cut-off levels and who do not have any other government or private insurance.
  • For more information call the toll free number above or call your local Canadian Diabetes Association Resource Office

Social Benefits Tribunal
(Appeal Centre for provincial assistance programs)

1 (800) 753-3895

  • If an individual on social assistance feels he or she has been assessed unfairly (for funding), the individual may appeal the decision through this office.

Hope Foundation

Diabetes Hope Foundation is a grassroots non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance the lives of children and youth living with diabetes. Diabetes Hope Foundation rewards, empowers and provides education and support for youth to achieve their full potential within and beyond their diabetes.

Our Mission is achieved through the delivery of our core community health programs

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.

CDA  Community Pharmacy Outreach Program

Insulin Pump Program
http://www.insulinpumps.ca/consumers/insulin-pump-financial-assistance
http://www.diabetesadvocacy.com/pump_coverage.htm
http://www.diabetes-insulin-pump-therapy.com/insulin-pump-coverage.html

Alberta

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:
Website

Public Insulin Pump Program in Alberta
http://www.health.ablerta.ca/services/insulin-pump-therapy-program.html 

Insulin Pump Program
http://www.health.alberta.ca/services/insulin-pump-therapy-program.html

British Columbia

Insulin Pump Program
http://www.health.gov.bc.ca/pharmacare/medsup.html

Manitoba

Insulin Pump Program
New as of April 2012. More details as they become available.Will cover insulin pumps and supplies for children in their province. For more information, contact Diabetes Education Resource for Children and Adolescents (DER-CA) at 204-787-3011

Eligibility criteria for the provinces new Manitoba Pediatric Insulin Pump Program include the following:

 

  • Applicant is under 18 years of age Applicant has Type 1 diabetes
  • Completed discussion between child (if applicable), family and DER-CA team on appropriateness of insulin pump therapy
  • Home blood glucose monitoring a minimum of 4/day with results recorded
  • Regular attendance at DER-CA (minimum 3/year)
  • No more than 1 episode of diabetic ketoacidosis in previous 12 months
  • Three most recent HbA1C < 10%
  • Eligibility for the reimbursement program involves an evaluation process and working closely with the DER-CA team. DER-CA is involved in the medical evaluation and education around the pump start. Reimbursement will be through WRHA and MB Health admin and not DER-CA.

Families should not purchase pumps without first going through the program’s set process and forms with DER-CA. It will take months to get this new program running to its capacity. We will continue to maintain a list of patients interested in starting the pump. Patients and families currently on insulin pump therapy can obviously continue to access the support and education services through DER-CA.

New Brunswick

Insulin Pump Program
https://www.gnb.ca/0053/phc/pipp/index-e.asp

Newfoundland and Labrador

The Newfoundland and Labrador Pump program is open to children living in the province who have not yet turned 18 years of age. Those who are prescribed an insulin pump by their physician, have no private pump coverage and comply with guidelines provided by their diabetes care team are eligible to receive their insulin pump, infusion sets, and cartridges under this provincial program.  Diabetes care centers will help you to complete the application process.

In the March 29, 2010 budget, the NL government announced the expansion of the existing Insulin Pump Program to now include young adults up to age 25.

Nova Scotia

Insulin Pump Program
http://www.jdrf.ca/_JDRFCa/assets/File/NSO/Advocacy/NovaScotiaInsulinPumpToolKitApril2012_E.pdf

Northwest Territories

http://www.hss.gov.nt.ca/health/nwt-health-care-plan

Ontario

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

Application for Funding Insulin Pumps and Supplies for Children in Ontario

Ontario Drug Benefits Plan (ODB)

  • Medical plan that covers the majority of drugs and some medical supplies (such as strips for your glucose meters).
  • Speak to your local pharmacist for details.
  • If a particular drug is not covered by the ODB, individuals with their physician can apply for special, time limited funding. This is called a SECTION 8 MECHANISM

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
Website: http://www.diabetes.ca/in-your-community/local-programs-events/regional-events/programs/ontario-events/ontario-monitoring-for-health-program

  • This program administered by the Canadian Diabetes Association, is a program for Ontario residents (with a health card), that are insulin using or have gestational diabetes.
  • They must have no other coverage for the supplies covered by this program.
  • When accessing the program people can receive a 75% reimbursement, to a limit of $820.00 for strips and lancets annually. The program will also cover 75% or $75.00 (whichever is less) - of a meter once every five years. For those that have insulin using diabetes and are visually impaired, 75% or $300.00 (whichever is less) will be reimbursed for a Glucovox (a talking meter) once every five years.

Trillium Drug Program Assists people with high drug costs in relation to their income

1 (800) 575-5386 (416) 314-5518
Website: http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/public/programs/drugs/programs/odb/opdp_trillium.aspx

  • Assistance to those that have a low income and no financial coverage for drug costs.
  • To apply to this program complete an application form that will have detailed questions about income. Based on that completed application a deductible is determined and the individual must meet it before the coverage begins. Once the deductible is met, the individual will only have to pay a basic, low cost, dispensing fee.
  • Most diabetes medications and blood / urine testing supplies are covered through the program, however needles are not. This program uses the Ontario Drug Benefit Plan for its coverage.
  • Claimants may use this plan for any prescription medications; it is not limited to those associated to diabetes. Claimants should note that items such as strips must be obtained through a prescription from a physician to receive coverage.

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)

  • Any person on welfare / family benefits or the Ontario Disability Support Program will have some of the cost of managing their diabetes covered by the individual programs.
  • For those on the Ontario Disability Support program, 65% of the cost of lancets will be reimbursed by the Monitoring for Health Program (please note the individual still must be insulin using and follow the claims process for the Monitoring for Health Program).
  • Talk to your caseworker about coverage.

To find out more about our programs, please contact us at info@diabeteshopefoundation.com.

Syringes for Seniors Program

1 (800) 268-6021 (Toll free)
1 (416) 327-8804

  • ($170.00 grant), assistance with costs for various assistive devices - Assistive Devices Branch (Ministry of Health)
  • Needles for insulin injections
  • Those that qualify must complete an application form annually to receive the grant.
  • Will also assist that in need of assistive devices (such as wheelchairs, prosthesis, canes etc.) - no age requirement - by offering financial assistance.
  • Speak to your local pharmacy or Canadian Diabetes Association

Application form: http://www.forms.ssb.gov.on.ca/mbs/ssb/forms/ssbforms.nsf/GetFileAttach/014-1429-67E~3/$File/1429-67E.pdf

Prince Edwad Island

Insulin Pump Program
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/p-e-i-to-fund-insulin-pumps-premier-says-1.2435635

Quebec

On April 16, 2011 Quebec Health Minister Bolduc announced a reimbursement program that will cover insulin pumps for Type 1 diabetes patients aged 0 to 18 years old. To get the device, the patient and parents must pledge their compliance to the treatment protocol. For a comprehensive look at the current program please view the work of Anna Kiff.

Insulin Pump Program
http://www.diabetes1.org/blogs/Annas_Blog/Insulin_Pump_Program_in_Quebec

Saskatchewan

Government of Saskatchewan Budget 2007-08 (Making Life Better in Saskatchewan) Implementing coverage for insulin pumps for people under 25 years of age (effective January 2012)

For more information, contact:

Lorri Thacyk
Finance
Regina
Phone: 306-787-6605
Email: lthacyk@finance.gov.sk.ca
Cell: 306-537-0963

Diabetes advocates welcomed the recent Saskatchewan provincial budget announcement of a Children’s Insulin Pump Program. The new program will provide people under the age of 25 who meet eligibility requirements with one pump every five years, and coverage for insulin pump supplies as regular benefits under the Drug Plan. This commitment will benefit families who pay approximately $6,000 per pump and an additional $300 per month in supply costs.