Medical equipment - Standard and Enhanced plans

The following items have a combined $5,000 annual maximum:

  • Orthopaedic shoes and orthotics, limited to $200 in a calendar year
  • Splints and crutches to a $500/yr maximum
  • Casts
  • Braces
  • Wigs and hairpieces, limited to $500 lifetime
  • Oxygen
  • Diagnostic laboratory and x-ray examinations
  • Blood glucose monitor, limited to $300 during a 5-year period
  • Rental, or purchase at our option, of durable equipment which is required for use in the patient's home and is approved by us. Eligible durable equipment includes, but is not limited to, items such as:
    • wheel chairs, limited to a $4,000 lifetime maximum
    • walkers
    • hospital beds to a maximum of $1,500 lifetime
    • traction kits
    • artificial limbs or other prosthetic appliances, breast prosthesis up to $200 per year

For provincially-funded equipment and services, you must apply to your provincial health plan for reimbursement first. The unpaid portion can then be submitted for coverage by your Personal Health Insurance.