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Alberta Insurance

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Prescription Drugs

- Low income seniors, over 65 receive coverage for up to 70% of the cost of the prescription.
- Non-group coverage (eligible residents under age 65): pay 30% of the cost as well as a monthly premium.

Dental Care

- Individuals under 65 years of age only receive coverage for specific surgical procedures performed by a dental surgeon.
- For seniors 65 and up with low to moderate-income may apply for financial support from the Ministry of Alberta Seniors for extra coverage.

Vision Care

- The government covers annual check-ups for residents of all ages.
- Seniors with low to moderate-income receive coverage up to $230 every 3 years for prescription eyeglasses.

Hospital Care

- Basic hospital care accommodations are covered.
- Private or semi-private rooms are only covered if deemed medically necessary.

Health Specialists

- Podiatrist: maximum benefit of $250 per person per year.
- Physiotherapy: The total cost of physiotherapy is covered only for those with high priority need.
- Chiropractor: Low income seniors pay $25 per visit, and a maximum of $200 per year.

Homecare and Nursing

- Residents in need of community-based home care services may be required to pay a portion of the costs, based on assessed need.

Ambulatory Services

- There is no coverage for ground or air ambulance services except for hospital-to-hospital transfers.
- Seniors are covered through a plan administered by Alberta Blue Cross.

Hearing Aids

- There is limited coverage for the disabled, chronically or terminally ill under the Alberta Aids to Daily Living Program.

Medical Equipment and Supplies

- Seniors and in some cases, those with Alberta health benefits are eligible for coverage up to $600 for medical supplies such as lancets, syringes, needles, and blood glucose and urine test strips.

For more information contact Alberta’s Health and Wellness site.


Other Provinces:

British Columbia
New Brunswick
Northwest Territories
Nova Scotia
Prince Edward Island