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#peeforfree Town Hall

Monday, July 20, 2020

Intermittent catheterization is a recommended bladder management method for people with urinary retention due to spinal cord injury or other conditions such as prostate enlargement. In Ontario, approx. 38,000 people use ICs and monthly supply costs can be up to $2,500 for specialized single-use ICs. Currently, unless you are a part of the Ontario Disability Support Program, there is no reimbursement provided by the provincial government for ICs, and other programs (e.g., automobile insurance, Easter Seals, etc.) may not provide adequate coverage. Often, users try to reduce costs by re-using single use catheters, but this poses great health risks. (Of the 25 top economic countries in the world, Canada is one of only two that does not have policies restricting the re-use of a catheter.) SCIO and our partners are working toward a province-wide comprehensive medical supply coverage program for people with disabilities.

Join our 2020 peeforfree campaign by attending one of two Town Halls on July 17 or 20 at 1pm, via Zoom. Contribute to the work on the access and affordability of medical supplies in Ontario.

The meetings will be webcast using Zoom Video Conferencing. All you need is internet access to listen and vote online through the web-based interactive program – no camera or microphone is needed.

What: 2020 #peeforfree Town Hall
When: Friday July 17, 1:00 pm or Monday July 20, 1:00 pm
Where: Zoom online meeting (when you register below, you’ll receive the login details)

July 17, 2020 Town Hall July 20, 2020 Town Hall
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