Coverage for Seniors - Seniors Health Benefits

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Seniors Health Benefits provides premium coverage to Albertans 65 years of age and older.

Benefits provided through this program include prescription drugs, diabetic supplies, ambulance services, psychological services, home nursing and chiropractic care.

To be eligible for Coverage for Seniors, you must provide proof of being 65 years of age or older and a permanent resident of Alberta.

Social Insurance Number

For example:

  • confirmation of SIN letter
  • plastic SIN card (non-expired)

Photo ID

For example:

  • driver’s license
  • passport
  • other government-issued photo ID, such as a non-driver photo ID (Saskatchewan), British Columbia Services Card, Ontario photo card, General identification card (Nunavut), Voluntary ID (PEI), etc.

When the Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan’s (AHCIP) records indicate an Albertan is turning 65, a package is mailed to the address on their Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan (AHCIP) file providing information about programs and services for seniors. The package will include a letter asking you to submit a proof-of-age document.

Acceptable proof-of-age documents:

  • Canadian driver’s license.
  • Alberta identification (ID) card.
  • Birth certificate.
  • Old-age pension entitlement form.
  • Passport or immigration record.
  • Canadian citizenship certificate.

Take your proof-of-age document and declaration to an Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan (AHCIP) authorized registry agent for processing. You can also mail the completed form and a copy (both sides) of the proof-of-age document to the Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan (AHCIP) office.

If you did not receive a package, or have any questions, contact the AHCIP office.

Last updated: September 7, 2023