What document proves that I am eligible for health-care coverage under the Interim Federal Health Program?
Depending on your case, you will get either:
- a Refugee Protection Claimant Document
- if your claim for refugee protection was referred to the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB), or
- if your claim for refugee protection isn’t eligible to be referred to the IRB, but you can apply for a pre-removal risk assessment.
- an Interim Federal Health Certificate
- for all others covered by the program, including resettled refugees.
You will receive your IFHP eligibility document when you arrive in Canada. Either a border services officer will give you one, or Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada will mail it to you.
Show this document to your health-care providers (doctors, dentists, hospitals, pharmacies) each time you visit them. The health-care providers will confirm your coverage each time you visit, before they give you the service or product.
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