Interim Federal Health Program

Government of Canada - Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

Provides limited, temporary coverage of health-care benefits for specific groups of people in Canada who don’t have provincial, territorial, or private health-care coverage.

Service offers:

  • immigration medical exams and follow-up treatment of health conditions
  • vaccinations
  • in-patient and out-patient hospital services
  • services from medical doctors, registered nurses and other healthcare professionals
  • laboratory, diagnostic and ambulance services
  • limited vision and urgent dental care
  • home care and long-term care
  • services from clinical psychologists, psychotherapists, counselling therapists, occupational therapists, speech language therapists, physiotherapists
Yes, Service targeted to:
  • refugee claimants
  • victims of human trafficking
  • immigration detainees held under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA)
Application Process
Service Access: See below, To access service:
  • refugee status activates coverage automatically
  • visit website for details

Referral Process: No

Waiting Period: No,
Web Site
English; French
Fee: No

Fee Reduction: No

Membership Fee: No

Wheelchair access: N/A -
Other disabled access: N/A -
Last Verified On
September 29, 2022