Government of Alberta

Ministry of Health - Out of Province Health Coverage

Provides coverage for insured physician and hospital services elsewhere in Canada.

Service offers:

  • health coverage for insured physician and hospital services elsewhere in Canada
  • reimbursement for clients who had to pay up front for insured physician and hospital services

Hospital services are limited to services insured in Alberta, and only covers those services if they are provided in a publicly funded or general hospital.


Does not cover:

  • vision care
  • mental health and addiction services
  • physiotherapy
  • midwifery services
  • cancer services
  • home care services
  • podiatry and optometry services
  • dentistry services except for medically required oral surgery
  • food, travel, accommodation, or other costs related to obtaining health services outside Alberta

If the Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan (AHCIP) doesn't cover a service in Alberta, AHCIP won't cover it outside Alberta. You will only be reimbursed for services insured under the AHCIP.

Yes, Service targeted to:
  • Albertans registered with the Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan (AHCIP)
Application Process
Service Access: Application Required, To access service:
  • contact for more information
  • applications can be found on website
  • submit forms within 365 days from the date of service
Valid Alberta Personal Health Care Card may need to be presented when accessing services.Referral Process: No

Waiting Period: Yes,

Wait times vary.

Web Site
Fee: Yes,

Clients may be required to pay out of pocket when accessing services outside of Alberta, however, insured health services can be reimbursed. Private facilities are not covered.

Fee Reduction: No
Membership Fee: No
Wheelchair access: N/A - Other disabled access: N/A -
Legal Status
Provincial Government
Last Updated On
December 14, 2021
Hours of Operation
08:15 AM - 04:30 PM
08:15 AM - 04:30 PM
08:15 AM - 04:30 PM
08:15 AM - 04:30 PM
08:15 AM - 04:30 PM