Ontario. Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

Trillium Drug Program

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Record #: CWD3900 Last Modified: 30 Mar 2015 Last Full Update: 09 Mar 2014
Location, Telephone & Internet
Office Phone416-642-3038
Toll Free Phone1-800-575-5386
TDD Phone1-800-387-5559
Located In CommunityNorth York
Address & Map
North American Life Centre
5700 Yonge St, 3rd Flr
North York, ON M2M 4K5
IntersectionFinch Ave and Yonge St
Contact Information
Social MediaFacebook Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Ontario-Ministry-of-Health-and-Long-Term-Care/217753654940869
Twitter Twitter: twitter.com/ONThealth
YouTube YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/ontariomohltc
Mailing AddressPO Box 337 
Stn D 
Etobicoke, ON M9A 4X3
Description & Services
Service/Program DescriptionProvides financial help for prescription drug expenses * The program will allow people to use their Ontario Health Card to receive Ontario drug benefits after they've paid a deductible based on family size and net income * This program does not replace private insurance plans, but may be of help to those who can not obtain private plans or have exhausted their benefits * There are over 3,300 drugs covered, but not all drugs available in Ontario are covered * This program does not benefit seniors, or those on social assistance since they already access Ontario Drug Benefits (ODB)
HoursMon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm
DatesYear round
Areas ServedOntario
EligibilityPersons paying a large part of income for prescription drugs; Valid Ontario Health Card; Not on ODB Program; If part of a private drug plan, only eligible if prescription drug costs are not fully covered
ApplicationApplications (mail back when completed to mailing address above, not street address) are available to download from the website, by calling the toll free phone number or at pharmacies.
LanguagesEnglish ; French
FeesNone ; The annual deductible is paid in four installments over the Trillium program year (August 1 to July 31 of the following year). For example, a family man with an annual deductible of $500, will pay $125 for prescriptions purchased at the start of each quarter on August 1, November 1, February 1, and May 1. After the deductible is paid in each quarter, the family will receive benefits for that quarter, and may be asked to pay up to $2 per prescription each time they purchase a covered drug product. Any unpaid deductible in a quarter will be added to the next quarter's deductible. A prorated deductible is available for families who come into the program part way through the program year. New applicants to Trillium can choose the date on which they wish to be enrolled in the program. The deductible they pay will be based on the number of days left in the program year.
Other Details
Legal Status(30) Provincial Government
AccessibilityFully Accessible
Service CategoriesGovernment Subsidized Prescription Drug Benefits
Print MaterialBrochure; Application kit