As part of our commitment to the best patient care, AMO will assist individuals as much as possible to seek funding for devices we dispense. Below are examples of government, private and charitable organizations that assist with funding for our services.
Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) for First Nations
There may be funding available for First Nations individuals with a valid Treaty number assigned through the Non-Insured Health Benefits Program. Please inform us if you have a Certificate of Indian Status Card issued to you.
Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA)
The Department of Veterans Affairs may provide funding for those who qualify. We can apply on your behalf and receive prior approval for any services and goods provided to you. Please inquire with your Orthotist to determine if you qualify.
Private or Third-Party Insurance
Your private employment or personal insurance may supply funding for your device. Each company and policy can vary significantly, so ensure you review your policy to determine if you qualify. We can assist you in filing for your claim, providing estimates, letters, or other communication on your behalf. Please contact your AMO for more information.
Easter Seals provides financial assistance and other programs to children with a disability that impairs/impacts their mobility (ie. Cerebral Palsy). The person must be 19 years of age or younger and a resident of Ontario. For more information and for an application, please refer to www.easterseals.org.
Shriner’s Philae Temple
Children are eligible for care up to the age of 18 if, in the opinion of our physicians, there is a reasonable possibility they can benefit from the specialized services available. Applicants are accepted based solely on a child’s medical needs. For more information, please see www.philae-shriners.com
Nova Scotia Department of Community Services
There are many programs through Community Services that assist individuals with disability or those in financial need with assistance with basic needs including orthopaedic care. For more information, please visit http://novascotia.ca/coms/index.html
Each provincial WCB provides workplace injury insurance. If you are coming to us because of a workplace injury, please bring your WCB id number so that we may contact your worker.