Who qualifies

To qualify, you must:

  • be an Ontario resident
  • have a valid Ontario health card
  • meet medical eligibility criteria (hypoxemia at rest, for example) for oxygen therapy

We do not consider your income.

Who does not qualify

You do not qualify, if:

What is covered

When you qualify for the Assistive Devices Program (ADP), you can get help paying for home oxygen therapy. This includes:

  • oxygen
  • equipment and supplies (such as oxygen tanks, tubing, mask)
  • delivery, set-up and maintenance

Repairs and replacements

Your supplier will cover maintenance, repair and replacement costs, unless you’ve damaged the equipment or supplies through misuse or neglect.

How much is covered

Through the Assistive Devices Program, we cover 75% of the cost of home oxygen therapy. You pay 25% of the cost.

Who gets 100% coverage

You get 100% of the costs covered for home oxygen therapy if:

Find a vendor and apply

As a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, the ADP office is only accepting new applications for funding assistance via email and fax. Learn more about submitting an application.

Follow these 5 steps to apply:

  1. See your doctor or a nurse practitioner to have your blood oxygen level tested.

    The doctor or nurse practitioner will conduct the necessary tests to determine whether you meet the medical eligibility criteria and require short-term or long-term home oxygen therapy.

  2. Get the application form filled out by your doctor or nurse practitioner.
  3. Choose a supplier, a business registered with the Assistive Devices Program. Use this table to find a registered supplier near you.
  1. Meet with the supplier. They will fill out their part of the form.
  2. The supplier will mail the completed form for you to the following address:

    Assistive Devices Program
    5700 Yonge St., 7th Floor
    Toronto, ON, M2M 4K5

Receiving equipment and supplies

You will arrange delivery with the supplier. Given the nature of the diseases and conditions treated with home oxygen therapy, the supplier will deliver the equipment and oxygen supply within 24 hours after you meet with them.

Pay for your purchase

You must pay the supplier your 25% share of the cost for equipment and supplies upon delivery. We will pay the vendor our share of 75% directly.

How to renew

You have to renew on a yearly basis.

If you’re an adult receiving home oxygen therapy through the ADP, we will send your supplier a renewal form 2 months before the end of your first 12 months in the program.

Your supplier will arrange an oximetry test at their location.

The vendor completes the renewal application form and gets it signed by your doctor and sends it to us.

For children

No renewal is required. Once approved for their first 12 months, your child will continue to receive home oxygen therapy – without renewal – until they are 19 years old. At that time, your child must renew annually as an adult.