Health Canada provides eligible First Nations people and Inuit with a specified range of medically necessary health-related goods and services when they are not covered through private insurance plans or provincial/territorial health and social programs. Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) include prescription drugs, over-the-counter medication, medical supplies and equipment, short-term crisis counseling, dental care, vision care and medical transportation.
A benefit will be considered for coverage when:
An eligible recipient is someone who is entitled to receive benefits such as vision care, prescription drugs or other benefits or services from the NIHB Program.
An eligible recipient must be identified as a resident of Canada and one of the following:
When recipients are eligible for benefits under a private health care plan, public health or social program, claims must be submitted to these plans and programs first before submitting them to the Non-Insured Health Benefits program, NIHB is payer of last resort.
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Official NIHB website: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fniah-spnia/index-eng.php
Toll-free NIHB Client Contact Line: 1-800-640-0642