Nunavut

Extended Health Benefits Seniors’ Coverage

Easy application

Tax filing not required

Prerequisite(s) required

To get this benefit you need to first apply for the following benefit(s) if you're eligible:

The Extended Health Benefits (EHB) Seniors' Coverage is available to non-indigenous Nunavut residents, enrolled in the Nunavut Health Care Plan, and who are 65 years of age or older.

A person registered for the Seniors' Coverage may be entitled to:

  • Cost of prescription drugs listed on the formulary, including exception drugs
  • Cost of ambulatory charges for transportation within Nunavut
  • $1,000 combined cost of dental care per calendar year
  • Medically required audiology services and products
  • Full cost of prescribed medical supplies and appliances, their fitting and shipping
  • Vision care services and products

Select conditions may apply.

You may be eligible for Extended Health Benefits (EHB) Seniors' Coverage if:

  • You are a non-indigenous Nunavut resident.
  • You are enrolled in the Nunavut Health Care Plan.
  • You are 65 years of age or older.

Health card

For example:

  • valid health card with no photo, name and address
  • valid health card with photo, name and address
  • MCP (Medical Care Plan) number
  • Valid ambulance/dental services card
  • Department of Immigration, Skills and Labour identification number
  • Department of Immigration, Skills and Labour file number (Income Support Card).

To apply:

  • Complete this Register for Seniors' Coverage application form.
  • Submit your application via mail to:
    Health Insurance Programs Government of Nunavut
    Box 889, Rankin Inlet,
    Nunavut X0C 0G0
    OR
    email your application to: ehb@gov.nu.ca

For more information, call toll-free: (800) 661-0833

Last updated: June 9, 2021