OHIP+ on­line

The Glengarry News - - Health, Beauty, Fitness, Nutrition -

The prov­ince re­cently rolled out a new on­line search site that will make it eas­ier for res­i­dents to find out if their pre­scrip­tion med­i­ca­tion is cov­ered by the On­tario Drug Ben­e­fit (ODB) pro­gram or the new OHIP+ pro­gram. The new, mo­bile-friendly tool can be found at goo.gl/4DjNbC.

En­rol­ment in the new pro­gram is au­to­matic with no co-pay­ment or an­nual de­ductible charge as­sessed.

El­i­gi­ble pre­scrip­tions can be filled free of charge at all On­tario phar­ma­cies to any­one with a valid OHIP health card or health card num­ber.

The OHIP+ pro­gram will also pro­vide youth who are look­ing to quit smok­ing with free coun­selling from a phar­ma­cist as well as free med­i­ca­tion.

Sup­port ser­vices and phar­ma­cist coun­selling will be provided for up to one year, while pre­scrip­tion smok­ing ces­sa­tion med­i­ca­tion such as Champix and Zy­ban will be provided at no cost to youth 18 to 24 – if they are par­tic­i­pat­ing in smok­ing-ces­sa­tion coun­selling.

For fur­ther informatio­n, visit goo.gl/hPo­hWq.

The Cana­dian Phys­i­cal Ac­tiv­ity Guide­lines state that adults and older adults strive to ac­cu­mu­late at least 150 min­utes of mod­er­ate to vig­or­ous phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity through­out the week. Reg­u­lar walk­ing strength­ens the heart and im­proves its ef­fi­ciency. It...

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