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Northwest Territories Insurance

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Prescription Drugs

- The Northwest Territories Health Care Plan provides coverage for individuals over 60 under the Seniors Benefit Program.
- The Non-Insured Health Benefit (NIHB), and Metis Health Benefits program provide coverage for needs based eligible recipients including registered Indian and Inuk and Metis.
- Nicotine Replacement Therapies are also covered.

Dental Care

- Coverage is only available for oral surgery performed in a hospital.
- Seniors Benefits Program offers coverage up to $1000 annually.

Vision Care

- Those over 65 receive one pair of eye glasses every 2 years.

Hospital Care

- Coverage is available for basic ward accommodations.

Health Specialists

- Coverage is available for medical specialties such as radiotherapy treatment, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, and detoxification services.

Homecare and Nursing

- Coverage is available for those who have a valid NWT Health Care Card and live in an area where the Home Care Program is offered.

Ambulatory Services

- No coverage available except inter-hospital transfers.

Hearing Aids

- Extended Health Benefits (EHB) will pay provide some coverage towards the cost of hearing aides, fitting fees and ear molds. The Seniors Benefit Program covers hearing aids up to $500 every 5 years.

Medical Equipment and Supplies

- The Seniors Benefit Program provides some coverage.

Click here for further details on the Northwest Territories Health Care Plan.


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British Columbia
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Northwest Territories
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Prince Edward Island