Ontario Drug Benefit Program: If you travel

For most people in the Ontario Drug Benefit Program (ODB), if you travel outside the province for between 100 and 200 days, and as long as your prescription allows it, the ministry may pay for a travel supply of medication of up to an additional 100 days.   Certain limits apply.

If you have less than 30 days supply of medication on hand

The ministry will allow and pay for an early re-fill of your next 100-day supply. We will also pay for a second 100-day travel supply for a total of 200-day supply.

If you have more than 30 days supply of medication on hand

The ministry will allow and pay for only a 100-day supply.  The ministry will not pay for a second 100-day travel supply.

If you receive Ontario Works support

You are limited to a maximum of 35 days supply.

If you are covered under the Trillium Drug Program

You cannot request a second 100-day travel supply between February 1st and July 31st.

How do I apply for a travel supply?

Before you leave the province, you must give your pharmacist:

OR

Your prescription must allow for the additional 100-day travel supply. The usual fees apply.

What travel supply can I get if I am staying in Ontario?

If you travel in Ontario, the ministry will only pay for a supply of up to 100 days at one time.  The ministry will not pay for a second 100-day travel supply if you are traveling in Ontario. If you receive Ontario Works support, you may only receive up to 35 days’ supply.

If you are traveling in Ontario and you need more than a 100 day supply (or more than a 35 day supply if you receive Ontario Works support), your prescription(s) can be transferred from one pharmacy in Ontario to another pharmacy in Ontario as long as:

Talk to your pharmacist to see if transferring your prescription is something you want to do. You may have to pay a fee for this service.

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