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)
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:
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.