If you need help with footcare, you may be able to get financial help through the Government of New Brunswick to help pay for footcare services.
You may be able to get footcare services if:
- You are receiving services through the Long-Term Care Program.
- You are receiving Income Assistance.
To apply for footcare services, you can reach out to your case manager or social worker to help you through the process and determine which form to complete.
You must complete and send in the Non-Diabetic Foot/Nail Care form. If you have diabetes, you must complete and send in the Diabetic Foot/Nail Care form. For both forms, you must complete the “Client Information Section.” You will have to give your address and phone number and date of birth. For both forms, your physician, nurse practitioner or certified diabetes educator must fill out Section 1 and Parts A, B and C and return it to you.
If you are getting services through the Long-Term Care Program, give the completed form to your social worker. They will tell you if your application has been approved and will work with you to find a qualified footcare service provider in your area. The service is reviewed each year to see whether it is still necessary.
If you are getting Income Assistance, after you fill out the form mail it to:
Health Services Program
P.O. Box 5500, Fredericton, NB E3B 5G4
You can also fax it to: (506) 453-3960.
An administrator from Income Assistance will advise your case manager if the application has been approved. If approved, your case manager will work with you to find a qualified footcare service provider in your area. The service is reviewed each year to see whether it is still necessary.