FreeStyle Libre system

Public and private coverage for the FreeStyle Libre system – what you need to know

Ontario

The Ontario Drug Benefit (ODB) program is now providing public reimbursement for the FreeStyle Libre system for Ontario residents who manage diabetes with insulin.

To learn more and understand how you may be eligible for ODB coverage in Ontario, speak to your prescribing physician or pharmacist.

Click here for answers to some frequently asked questions regarding public reimbursement in Ontario.

Régie de l’assurance maladie du Québec

FreeStyle Libre sensors are now covered by the Régie de l’assurance maladie du Québec (RAMQ) for people managing diabetes with insulin*

Quebec is now providing public reimbursement for the FreeStyle Libre sensors, covered by RAMQ, for Quebec residents 18 years or older with two years’ experience in diabetes self-management and managing diabetes with insulin.*

Speak with your healthcare professional to find out if you are covered.


If you are a resident of Quebec and meet the requirements above, here are the 5 simple steps to get reimbursed by RAMQ:

  • 1. Speak with your prescribing physician to confirm your eligibility for coverage by RAMQ.

  • 2. Your prescribing physician will fill out and submit an authorization request to RAMQ, which can take up to 25 business days to process.

  • 3. Bring your prescription to your local pharmacy and ask your pharmacy team to check the status of your application online. Your approval will also be sent to you by mail.

  • 4. Once your request is approved by RAMQ, you can fill your prescription in-pharmacy. If you qualify for coverage, you will receive reimbursement for a 3-month period to determine if the FreeStyle Libre system is right for you.

  • 5. To ensure uninterrupted coverage, be sure to follow up with your prescribing physician before your first 3 months of coverage ends. Re-application requests require up to 25 business days to process. You may be eligible for additional coverage of up to 12 months.

Click here for answers to some frequently asked questions regarding public reimbursement in Quebec.

Most private insurers are also covering the FreeStyle Libre system.

Find out more from your insurer and/or plan administrator on how you may be covered.

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