Lindsay Shaw

CF Drug Coverage in Ontario

Ontario CF Drug Plan

If you are cared for at the St. Michael's CF clinic and are a resident of Ontario then you have drug coverage through the Ontario Special Drugs Program. This program does not have any deductibles or co-payments so you will not have to pay for any of the medications that are covered through the program (the list of covered medications is here). These covered medications are dispensed by the out-patient pharmacy at St. Michael's Hospital, the Prescription Care Centre.

Private Plans

Alternatively, you may have most of your drug costs covered by your (or your parents') employer, as most benefit plans will cover the same medications from the Special Drugs Program list.


There are medications that you may need that are not covered by the Ontario CF Plan. You can speak to your social worker to determine if you are eligible for the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) or the Trillium Drug Program (TDP).


For more information on how to ask for assistance to cover your drug costs,  please speak to your pharmacist, social worker or health care team.