Interim Federal Health Program – Information for individuals

On April 1, 2016, the Interim Federal Health Program was restored to pre-2012 levels of coverage for all beneficiaries. Here is some important information about this change and what it means for you.

The Interim Federal Health Program (IFHP) provides limited, temporary coverage of health-care benefits for specific groups of people in Canada who don’t have provincial, territorial, or private health-care coverage.

The coverage is paid for by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

1. Determine your eligibility

See who is eligible for health coverage under IFHP and how long coverage lasts.

2. Apply for IFHP coverage

Find out how to apply for IFHP coverage.

3. Get health care services and products

Know what you need to do when you seek treatment as an IFHP beneficiary.


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