Please contact your child's paediatrician, an endocrinologist or family doctor to obtain information on the program.
If the doctor deems that your child can wear a pump, they will direct you to a designated institution where your child’s eligibility will be assessed.
The designated institutions for assessing the eligibility of children under 18 years of age are the following:
Other institutions may be added to the list.
The annual eligibility assessment for people over 18 years of age registered in the program can be conducted by several specialist doctors spread across the province.
If your child meets the eligibility criteria, the designated institution’s authorised doctor will give you an eligibility form.
A section of the eligibility form concerns your insurance coverage. This section must be completed with the doctor and the following information indicated:
The doctor will then send the form to the CHU de Québec, which is the program’s paying agent, for a file to be opened.
Before choosing a pump, you must attend an information session on type 1 diabetes with your child.
The information session is given by the designated institution’s multidisciplinary team. It covers the following subjects:
Along with your child, you will then choose the most suitable pump model. The doctor or a member of the medical staff will help you in this process.
You must procure the insulin pump selected through the company that manufactures or distributes it. To receive your reimbursement, you must submit a copy of your child’s eligibility form to the company.
Required supplies must be purchased according to the pump model selected. To receive your refund, send the original receipts or insurance statements to the paying agent.
The paying agent must receive the original documents in order to refund you.
With some companies, you will not have to pay for supplies as they are directly refunded by the paying agent.
The pump will be installed and set up at the designated institution.
A member of the medical staff will give you the necessary training before the insulin pump is put to use. You must undergo this training with your child.
The medical team will then follow-up to verify the settings of your child’s insulin pump.
Last update: December 21, 2016 2:47 PM
The information on this website by no means replaces the advice of a health professional. If you have questions regarding your health, contact Info-Santé 811 or see a health professional.