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Provincial Programs

Manitoba Ostomy Program

The Manitoba Ostomy Program covers and distributes ostomy supplies for eligible Manitobans. This program is administered through the Manitoba Department of Health.

  • Manitoba Ostomy Program provides 100% coverage for most ostomy care products for all Manitoba residents living in their own residence.

  • Items that are not covered include specialty items such as deodorizers, hernia support binders and specialty undergarments.

  • There is no user fee or co-payment.

  • The supplies are ordered by the individual and distributed through a central warehouse in Winnipeg.  Winnipeg residents may pick up supplies at the Health Sciences Centre Materials Handling Building. 

  • Rural residents will receive orders via Canada Post.

  • Items that are not registered with the Manitoba Ostomy Program may be purchased outside of the program with no financial assistance.


To be eligible for the Manitoba Ostomy Program, one must:

  • Be a resident of Manitoba, living with an ostomy, wound or fistula which requires pouching, and
  • Have an active nine-digit Personal Health Identification Number (PHIN) for coverage through Manitoba Health.

Please contact the Manitoba Ostomy Program for further information.

Please look at the following link for more details: The Manitoba Ostomy Program - Winnipeg Ostomy Association (

Disability and Health Support Unit

Individuals receiving support from Employment and Income Assistance Program, the Children’s disABILITY Services Program and Community Living disABILITY Services Program may be eligible for additional financial help with costs for health-related supplies not provided by other programs. Requests for these items are reviewed by the Disability and Health Supports Unit. Requests must be submitted by health professionals on behalf of recipients. 

For more information Province of Manitoba | fs - Disability and Health Supports Unit (

Municipal Programs

Some municipalities offer their own health support programs or supporting services. Check with your local municipality to see if there are any additional support available to you.

Coloplast provides this information for convenience and your general reference only. It does not constitute legal advice or a recommendation regarding clinical practice. Reimbursement, coverage and payment policies can vary from one insurer and region to another and is subject to change without notice. The provider has the responsibility to determine medical necessity and to submit appropriate codes, information, and charges for care provided. Coloplast does not guarantee coverage or payment of products and Coloplast makes no guarantee that the use of this information will prevent differences of opinion or disputes with providers, agencies, insurers, or other payors as to the correct form of billing or the amount that will be paid. This information is provided for your general information only and is not intended to replace any advice you receive from your own internal or external insurance coverage consultants, reimbursement specialists or legal counsel.



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