Funding Options for Custom Orthotics
Certified Orthotists are recognized as the experts in the field of custom bracing by the Ontario Government. Therefore funding for your device may be available through:
It is important to note that OHIP does not cover the cost of any orthotic service including appointments.
Most custom bracing is eligible for financial assistance through the Assistive Devices Program (ADP) which may cover up to 75% of the cost or up to 100% for an individual receiving Social Assistance. Information concerning eligibility and devices covered by this program is available at our office, or you can visit the Assistive Devices Program on-line.
Many insurance policies and company health plans include orthotic services in their extended health coverage. We are happy to provide a quotation for your insurance company upon request. Once coverage of orthotic devices has been confirmed, we accept assignment of payment for most Greenshields plans. The patient is responsible for any portion not covered by these plans (i.e. deductibles).
In some cases, local charities will provide limited funding if there is financial hardship. These institutions include
It is your responsibility to contact your insurance agency and/or local charity to determine the extent of your coverage and what documents are required in order to receive funding. We are glad to help send you in the right direction where we can.