The Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) Program provides coverage for a limited range of medically necessary goods and services for eligible First Nations individuals. It may repay some or all of the costs incurred when health care programs, products or services are purchased. This includes a range of medical, dental and pharmacy services when they are not covered by provincial or other third-party health plans.
Benefits of the NIHB Program include:
Important Client Information
When you call or see a health care provider, there things you need to keep in mind to make sure you don’t end up with out of pocket expenses.
Please ask the provider if:
If you are asked to pay up front or told an item or service isn’t covered, please call for assistance. There are times you may be able to request an exception or make an appeal.
For help navigating the NIHB Program, you can contact:
Medical Transportation Program
This program provides volunteer Contract Drivers or private mileage to attend medical appointments funded by OHIP or NIHB. Trips to pick up prescriptions at the pharmacy are not eligible.
To schedule a ride: Contact reception at the Health Centre
For prior approval: Contact Peggy Rogers, Administrative Assistant
There are two benefit areas in the Medical Transportation Program:
Windsor Kettle & Stony Point
Forest Health Centre
Please see the Tribe-Une for an updated list of Contract Medical Drivers.
NIHB Program Updates
For quarterly updates, tips and changes to the NIHB Program, click here to subscribe: https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/non-insured-health-benefits-first-nations-inuit/subscribe-updates.html