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Medical Travel for Non-Beneficiaries

If your doctor or nurse tells you that you need to be sent out for medical treatment they will set up an appointment for you in a specialist’s office, hospital or health centre outside your community.

If you are eligible, the costs of your medical travel will be paid for by up to two different government insurance plans:

  • Nunavut Health Care Plan
  • Extended Health Benefits (EHB)

Nunavut Health Care Plan

Your Nunavut Health Care Plan will pay for your airfare less a $250 round trip deductible (co-payment) from your home community to the nearest centre where treatment is available.

Click here to see what the Nunavut Health Care Plan covers for medical travel and how to make claims.

Click here for more information on the Nunavut Health Care Plan.

 

Extended Health Benefits (EHB)

To be eligible for EHB, you must be a non-beneficiary 65 years or older, a non-beneficiary with a long-term illness, or a Nunavut resident who has used up all other insurance options.

Click here to see if you are eligible for Extended Health Benefits.

Click here to see what EHB covers for medical travel and how to make claims.

Click here for more information and how to apply for Extended Health Benefits.