Assistive Devices Program for Mobility Aids

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Assistive Devices Program (ADP) is a government funding program. It pays up to 75% of some mobility devices. For more about this program, visit: www.health.gov.on.ca/adp. To qualify for the program you must meet the following criteria:

  • Valid Ontario Health Card.
  • Have a physical disability.
Funded Equipment

The program helps pay for mobility equipment that is used daily. The equipment must also be needed for at least 6 months. If you need a power wheelchair with positioning (tilt, recline, or elevating leg rests), you must use the Centralized Equipment Pool. This is a recycling program run by Motion Specialties.

There are specific criteria for each type of device. Your therapist will know what you qualify for. Funded equipment include:

  • Wheelchairs.
  • Cushions and backrests.
  • Walking aids (canes and walkers).

ADP does not offer funding for used equipment, repairs, or maintenance. Funding is not provided for devices, used solely for:

  • Traveling to and from destinations in the community
  • Post-operative needs or pain management
  • Training, exercise, or therapeutic purposes
  • Work, school, recreation, or social activities
  • Feeding, sleeping, and other non-mobility related activities
Note: If you are still deciding on a wheelchair or seating at the time of discharge you may need to rent equipment. This will be arranged between you and your vendor.
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