Through First Nations Health Authority we provide assistance with the payment of transportation to the nearest appropriate health professional or health facility for clients to access eligible medically necessary health services that cannot be obtained on-reserve or in the community of residence.
This may include assistance with meals and accommodation when these expenses are incurred while in transit for approved transportation to access medically necessary health services. Except in emergency situations, access to medical transportation benefits requires prior approval.
Through our Medical Transportation program we can give you the funds for specialist appointments as well as detox treatment for alcohol, drug, and solvent abuse. We can also arrange for a driver to take you to appointments if there is no one in the family who can provide transportation. Funds are available for:
- Land and water travel
- Scheduled and chartered air travel
- Ambulance services (ground, air, and med-i-vac)
- Meals and lodging
- Provide a driver
Who can access this service?
To be eligible for this service you must: be a registered Indian according to the Indian Act and living on reserve; be an infant up to one year of age and have an eligible parent; be registered or eligible for registration under a provincial or territorial health insurance plan.