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Non-insured health benefits for First Nations and Inuit

Learn about the Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) Program and how to access it. Also search for important health-related resources, contact information and the Drug Benefit List. (source)


Eligibility Requirements

An eligible client must be a resident of Canada and any of the following:

a First Nations person who is registered under the Indian Act (commonly referred to as a status Indian)
an Inuk recognized by an Inuit land claim organization
an infant less than 1 year old whose parent is a registered First Nations person or a recognized Inuk

To make sure that your child continues to be eligible for the program, you should apply for your child’s:

Indian status
recognition from your Inuit land claim organization

This should be done as soon as possible.

For some clients, a self-government, or First Nations or Inuit health authority may be responsible for providing health benefits.

To access benefit coverage, show your health care provider your client identification to confirm your eligibility with the program.

Additional Information

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