There are a number of programs, both public and private, that provide clients with financial assistance for orthopedic braces. As a registered provider for these programs, Appletree Orthotic Services is able to apply for and arrange direct funding for eligible clients.
We can apply for and arrange direct funding for our eligible clients.
Our Funding Partners
ADP — Assistive Devices Program
The primary source of funding for custom orthopedic braces in Ontario is the Assistive Devices Program, which is administered by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long term Care.Clients eligible for funding through ADP include residents of Ontario who hold a valid health card. For these clients ADP may cover up to 75% of the cost of custom braces which are designed to address long-term or chronic conditions, and assist with activities of daily living. These braces must be prescribed by a physician and provided by an orthotist who is certified by the Canadian Board for Certification of Prosthetists and Orthotists. Visit Website.
Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services
Clients who qualify under ADP may also qualify for additional funding if they are receiving benefits from the Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services through programs such as Assistance for Children with Severe Disability (ACSD), and Ontario Works(OW). These clients may receive full funding for the cost of their braces.
WSIB — The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board
Full or partial coverage is available through WSIB for clients who have sustained a work related injury. Visit website.
NHIB — Non-Insured Health Benefits for First Nations and Inuit
This program provides coverage for a range of devices and services for First Nations and Inuit people. Visit website.
DVA Veteran’s Affairs Canada
Full or partial coverage is available through Veteran’s Affairs for a range of services and devices for our Veterans. Visit website.
Private or Group Insurance
A number of third party insurance companies including, but not limited to, Greenshield, Manulife, and Sunlife may provide funding for orthopedic braces and orthotic services that may be covered under your plan.
Many foundations such as the March of Dimes, Easter Seals, the Jennifer Ashleigh Foundation, the Ontario Federation for Cerebral Palsey, and War Amps are also dedicated to assisting clients and their families with funding for orthopedic braces. Most of these programs are means tested and assessed on a case by case basis.