Health care – Refugees

The Interim Federal Health Program (IFHP) provides limited, temporary, taxpayer-funded coverage of health-care benefits to people in the following groups who are not eligible for provincial or territorial health insurance:

  • protected persons, including resettled refugees;
  • refugee claimants; and
  • certain other groups.

The IFHP does not cover services or products that a person may claim under a private insurance plan.


For individuals

Find out who is eligible, how to apply and what types of coverage are available.

For health-care professionals

Learn how to verify patients’ eligibility and submit claims.

For more information

For information about the benefits available for each group of IFHP beneficiaries, please see Interim Federal Health Program: Summary of Benefits.

Immigrant services in your area

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Protecting Canada’s Immigration System

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