Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB)

The NIHB Program provides coverage for approximately 926,000 eligible registered First Nations and recognized Inuit with a limited range of medically necessary health-related goods and services not provided through private or provincial/territorial health insurance plans. These benefits complement provincial and territorial health care programs, such as physician and hospital care, as well as other First Nations and Inuit community-based programs and services. DTAC  is an external advisory body of highly qualified health professionals who bring impartial and practical expert medical and pharmaceutical advice to the NIHB Program to promote improvement in the health outcomes of First Nations and Inuit clients through effective use of pharmaceuticals.  The approach is evidence-based and the advice reflects medical and scientific knowledge, current utilization trends, current clinical practice, health care delivery and specific departmental client health care needs.

Drug Exception Centre  1-800-580-0950