The federal dental benefit covers dental services including diagnostic, preventive, restorative, endodontic, periodontal, prosthodontic, oral surgery, orthodontic and adjunctive services.
Medical Supplies and Equipment
The MS&E lists contain the products and services provided as eligible benefits by the NIHB Program, along with information pertaining to benefit codes, requirements for prior approval and applicable frequency limitations.
Mental Health Services
The program covers mental health counseling to provide support for an immediate mental health need. This is part of federal mental wellness programs for First Nations and Inuit members. These programs are linked to localized services provided by communities, provinces and territories.
The objective of the NIHB Program vision care benefit is to provide eligible clients with access to vision care benefits and services in a fair, equitable and cost-effective manner.
Medical transportation benefits are funded to assist First Nations clients in accessing medically required health services that cannot be obtained on the First Nation or in the community where the First Nations member permanently resides when access would otherwise be denied. Exceptions may be granted with justification and with First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB) approval to meet exceptional needs.
Medications & Pharmacy
The Drug Benefit List (DBL) is a listing of the medications and therapies provided as a pharmacy benefit by the Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) Program. The listed medications and therapies are those primarily used in a home or ambulatory setting. A prescription from a licensed practitioner is required for any listed medication or therapy to be processed as a federal benefit. A licensed practitioner is an individual that is authorized to prescribe medications within the scope of medical practice in their province or territory.