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What is the Interim Federal Health Program?

The Interim Federal Health Program (IFHP) covers certain health-care benefits for specific groups of people until they become eligible for provincial or territorial health insurance, such as:

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

The IFHP doesn’t provide services directly to you. Instead, the services are provided by health professionals. A company called Medavie Blue Cross manages IFHP claims. They cover the cost of services from IFHP-registered health-care providers (doctors, dentists, hospitals, pharmacies) if you are eligible.

Find out more about who is eligible for IFHP and the services available to them.

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