OHIP Archive

  • by REBECCA SOARES For many, the new OHIP+ program seems to be a blessing with few downsides. However, according to pharmacists in the region, this isn’t necessarily the case. “At first glance it seems like a great idea for most people, but when you look into it, most people 24 and under are covered under their parents’ health benefits,” said Ayman Labib, pharmacist at Lang’s Medical Pharmacy. “The parents are paying to keep them under...

    The negative side of OHIP+

    by REBECCA SOARES For many, the new OHIP+ program seems to be a blessing with few downsides. However, according to pharmacists in the region, this isn’t necessarily the case. “At first glance it seems like a great idea for most people, but when you look into it, most people 24 and under are covered under their parents’ health benefits,” said Ayman Labib, pharmacist at Lang’s Medical Pharmacy. “The parents are paying to keep them under...

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  • BY MELISSA HORTON If you’re under the age of 25 and have prescriptions, the Ontario Health Insurance Plan+ (OHIP+) may have you covered. As of Jan 1, more than 4,400 prescription drugs will be free to Ontarians under the age of 25. Children and young adults will no longer have to rely on their parents’ coverage or private insurance to pay for their prescriptions. Now, it can all be done through OHIP+ regardless of family...

    OHIP+ a prescription plus for students

    BY MELISSA HORTON If you’re under the age of 25 and have prescriptions, the Ontario Health Insurance Plan+ (OHIP+) may have you covered. As of Jan 1, more than 4,400 prescription drugs will be free to Ontarians under the age of 25. Children and young adults will no longer have to rely on their parents’ coverage or private insurance to pay for their prescriptions. Now, it can all be done through OHIP+ regardless of family...

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  • BY CHRISTEL ALLISON Navigating through life as a new college student can be difficult. Here at Conestoga College, accessing health care should not be one of your difficulties. The Health Services office provides health care and health education to all registered students and has three part-time doctors, a nurse and an administrator. Doctors are available Tuesdays to Fridays every week. The first thing you need to know is that your privacy is respected. It is...

    Health Services has free Tylenol, condoms and even sunscreen

    BY CHRISTEL ALLISON Navigating through life as a new college student can be difficult. Here at Conestoga College, accessing health care should not be one of your difficulties. The Health Services office provides health care and health education to all registered students and has three part-time doctors, a nurse and an administrator. Doctors are available Tuesdays to Fridays every week. The first thing you need to know is that your privacy is respected. It is...

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