What Your Provincial Health Plan Covers: New Brunswick

Posted on May 14, 2013 and updated March 20, 2018 in Life Insurance Canada News, Provincial Health Plan 2 min read

To receive New Brunswick’s health plan, Medicare, you must be a permanent resident of the province and not a student, tourist, or visitor.

What is Covered?

    • Most procedures preformed by a doctor in a doctor’s office or hospital
    • A limited amount of dental procedures that are medically needed and preformed in a hospital; however, extractions and dental work performed in a hospital are not covered, but the anesthesia may be covered

Hospital Services 

  • Standard rooms and meals
  • Required nursing services
  • Drugs given in a hospital and surgical supplies
  • Diagnostic services, like labs and X-rays 
  • Operating room, delivery room, and aesthetic services
  • Physiotherapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy

The New Brunswick Prescription Drug Plan

Though Medicare in New Brunswick doesn’t normally cover prescription drugs, it will provide payment assistance for certain eligible residents, including:

  • Seniors
  • Those with cystic fibrosis
  • Social development for those in adult residential facilities
  • Social development for all eligible residents
  • Children with special needs and children under the care of the Ministry of Social Development
  • Those with multiple sclerosis
  • Those who need human growth hormone
  • Those in need of an organ transplant
  • Those in nursing homes

What New Brunswick Medicare Doesn’t Cover

  • Ambulance services
  • Annual checkups
  • Regular dental services, including dentures
  • Prescription drugs 
  • Exams requested by an outside source

If you’d like more information on New Brunswick’s Medicare, please visit its website. If you are looking to purchase supplemental insurance coverage for treatments not covered by the plan, please contact us at 1-866-899-4849.

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