Government of Alberta

Ministry of Health - Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan


Description
Provides eligible Alberta residents with full coverage for medically necessary physician services, and some dental and oral surgical health services.

Service offers:

  • full coverage for medically necessary physician services, and some dental and oral surgical health services to eligible Albertans

Medical services covered includes:

  • medically required services provided by a physician
  • psychiatrist visits
  • medically required diagnostic services including laboratory, radiological, and other diagnostic procedures
  • medically required surgery, including breast augmentation and mastectomy for transgender surgery when approved under Alberta's Gender Reaffirming Surgery Program and bariatric surgery for Albertans who are eligible under the Weight Wise program
  • oral and maxillofacial surgery services
  • standard ward hospitalization
  • use of the operating room, care room, radiotherapy, physiotherapy, and anesthetic facilities
  • and more

Limited benefits are also provided for some podiatry, optometry, and dental services. Your physician determines what insured services are considered medically necessary.

Affiliation: Partnered with Alberta Health Services (AHS).
Eligibility
Yes, Service targeted to:
  • permanent residents of Alberta
  • who are legally entitled to be or to remain in Canada
  • who are committed to being physically present in Alberta for at least 183 days in a 12 month period
  • who are not claiming residency or obtaining benefits under a claim of residency in another province, territory, or country
  • any other person deemed by the regulations to be a resident or temporary resident, not including a tourist, transient, or visitor to Alberta
Application Process
Service Access: Registration Required, To access service:
  • visit website for more information on medical services covered
  • complete the appropriate forms, available for download on website or from an authorized registry agent
  • forms may be submitted by fax, by mail, or in person through an authorized registry agent
Provide supporting documents that prove:
  • Alberta residency
  • identity
  • legal entitlement to be in Canada
Examples of appropriate documents to provide can be found on website.Referral Process: No

Waiting Period: Yes,

Processing time up to 5 days through registry agent office.

Toll Free
310-0000 then 780-427-1432
Telephone
780-427-1432
TTY
1-800-232-7215 (Toll Free)
Fax
780-422-0102
TTY
780-427-9999
Web Site
https://www.alberta.ca/ahcip.aspx
Email
health.ahcipmail@gov.ab.ca(generalinformationornon-personalquestions)
Fees
Fee: No
Fee Reduction: No
Membership Fee: No
Accessibility
Wheelchair access: Yes - Other disabled access: N/A -
Legal Status
Provincial Government
Topic(s)
Last Updated On
January 14, 2021
Hours of Operation
Mon
08:15 AM - 04:30 PM
Tue
08:15 AM - 04:30 PM
Wed
08:15 AM - 04:30 PM
Thu
08:15 AM - 04:30 PM
Fri
08:15 AM - 04:30 PM