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What are Non-Insured Health Benefits?

The non-insured health benefits covered by the NIHB Program include prescription and over-the-counter medications, dental care, vision care, medical supplies and equipment, mental health counselling, and medical transportation to access medically necessary services that are not available in your community or city of residence. 

To be eligible for the NIHB Program, you must resident in Canada and be any of the following:

  • a First Nations person who is registered under the Indian Act

  • an Inuk recognized by an Inuit land claim or organization

  • a child less that 2 years old whose parent is NIHB eligible

For information on NIHB coverage, policies and criteria, please visit

If you need assistance with NIHB, please contact our NIHB Client Navigator:

Jessica Wesley

705-269-6662 ext 451

NIHB Contact Information

Vision care / Medical supplies and equipment / Mental health counselling /Medical transportation

Tel: 1-800-640-0642


Tel: 1-800-580-0950

Dental Services

Tel: 1-855-618-6291

Orthodontic Services

Tel: 1-866-224-0943

Medical transportation

Southern Ontario office: 1-800-881-3921

Sioux Lookout office: 1-888-283-8885

Thunder bay office: 1-877-779-7749

NIHB Navigation

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