The Interim Federal Health Program (IFHP) provides limited, temporary coverage of health-care benefits to people in the following groups who aren’t eligible for provincial or territorial health insurance
- protected persons, including resettled refugees;
- refugee claimants; and
- certain other groups.
The IFHP does not cover the cost of health-care services or products that a person may claim (even in part) under a public or private health insurance plan. The IFHP does not coordinate benefits with other insurance plans/programs so co-payments aren’t possible.
If you are a refugee selected for resettlement, you may also be covered for certain medical services before you leave for Canada. Find out:
- if you are eligible for pre-departure medical services and
- which services are covered.
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, see Interim Federal Health Program: Summary of Coverage.
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