Health Supplements & Programs Rate Table

Effective: April 1, 2017

The asterisk indicates the most recent rate table changes
Supplement Item Maximum Amount
Alternative hearing assistance supplement Per eligible client *$100 per calendar month
Diet supplements Restricted sodium diet $10 per calendar month
Diabetes $35 per calendar month 
Kidney dialysis (when not eligible for kidney dialysis service through Ministry of Health) $30 per calendar month
High protein diet $40 per calendar month, plus $30 towards the purchase of a blender
Gluten-free diet $40 per calendar month
Dysphagia $40 per calendar month, plus $30 towards the purchase of a blender
*Ketogenic diet  $40 per month
*Phenylalanine diet  $40 per month
Cystic fibrosis $50 per calendar month
Medical transportation supplement Travel allowance related to vehicle transportation $0.20 per kilometre
Allowance for exceptional cases where circumstances warrant a meal allowance $4 per meal
Monthly Nutritional Supplement Dietary items Up to $165 per calendar month 
Vitamins or minerals Up to $40 per calendar month 
Clients receiving less than this amount through appeal awards under Schedule C may apply for the monthly nutritional supplement $205 per calendar month
 
Natal supplement Single pregnancy or birth $45 per calendar month
Multiple pregnancy or birth $90 per calendar month
Optical services Eye exam provided by an optometrist $44.83
Eye exam provided by an ophthalmologist $48.90
Extended Medical Therapies Medical Services Plan rate for extensions to acupuncture, chiropractic, massage therapy, naturopathy, podiatry and physiotherapy services $23 per visit
Supplement for alcohol and drug treatment Per eligible recipient $500 per calendar year

This webpage was last updated: September 1, 2017