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Extended Health Benefits (EHB) Eligible Specified Conditions

Extended Health Benefits (EHB) are made available to non-indigenous residents of Nunavut with one of following Specified Conditions:

Conditions eligible for drug benefits only:

  • Celiac Disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Pernicious Anemia
  • Phenylketonuria
  • Rickets

Conditions with restricted benefits:

  • Alcohol Dependency
  • Drug Dependency

Conditions eligible for EHB coverage:

  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Asthma
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Certain Disorders of Blood & Immune System
  • Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease
  • Chronic Psychosis
  • Cleft Lip / Palate
  • Congenital Anomalies & Chronic Disease of the Urinary System
  • Congenital Cytomegalovirus Infection
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Diabetes Insipidus
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Head Injury
  • HIV Infection
  • All other HIV Related Diseases
  • Hypertension (Subject to certain BP levels)
  • Ischemic Heart Disease
  • Lupus Erythematosus
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Psoriasis
  • Rheumatic Fever
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Scleroderma
  • Scoliosis
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Tuberculosis
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Wegeners Granulomatosis
  • Special Approval Case – Prior Approval Required


Persons are not eligible for Extended Health Benefits (EHB) coverage if any of the following conditions apply:

  • choose not to participate in the third-party plan as a whole.
  • choose not to participate in that category of benefits under the third-party plan.
  • are already insured by a third-party plan that offers these benefits.