How would I know if I meet the Assistive Devices Program (ADP) eligibility criteria?

ADP has specific medical eligibility criteria to determine whether funding is available. ADP requires that the applicant’s medical status is stable, with optimization of their treatment regimen. Optimal treatment prior to the initiation of supplemental oxygen therapy includes smoking cessation.

Your family physician may send a referral to Breathe Easy in order to make arrangements for an oxygen assessment at our office or in your home. This assessment will determine if supplemental oxygen may be beneficial and if you meet the Home Oxygen Program’s (HOP) eligibility criteria for funding. Clients requiring End of Life Care may be eligible for 90 days of funding without testing.

During the assessment, oxygen levels will be checked on room air at rest, with exertion and/or at night. Depending on the outcome of the assessment, you may be further referred for Arterial Blood Gases or a Sleep Lab by your family physician. In the event that the ADP medical eligibility criteria are not met, alternative funding will be investigated. This may include private insurance, self-pay, WSIB, Veterans Affairs, etc.

Contact Breathe Easy at 519-439-1166 for more information, or visit the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care website.