Health care – Refugees

The Interim Federal Health Program (IFHP) provides limited, temporary 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 coverage is available.

For health-care professionals

Learn how to verify patients’ eligibility and submit claims.

For more information

For information about the benefits available, please see Interim Federal Health Program: Summary of Coverage.

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