Non-Insured (NIHB)



The Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) Program is Health Canada's national medically necessary health benefits program which is available for eligible First Nations and Inuit peoples.

What benefits are covered by the NIHB Program?

Eligible benefit areas include:

  • Drugs (including prescription and over-the-counter drugs)
  • Medical Supplies and Equipment
  • Dental Care
  • Eye and Vision Care
  • Short-Term Crisis Intervention Mental Health Counselling
  • Assistance with Medical Transportation to access medically necessary services

A Non-Insured Health Benefits Navigator is here to assist you!

  • Are you having Problems Access NIHB?
  • Have you been denied a NIHB?
  • Do you need assistance appealing a NIHB Decision?
  • Do you want to know more about the NIHB Program?


Treaty 8 First Nations of Alberta has a NIHB Navigator that is here to provide first line communication, support and advocacy for Treaty 8 members who have questions or concerns about the NIHB program. The goal of the Non-Insured Health Benefit Navigator position is to act as a liaison between Treaty No. 8 members and FNIH, deliver communication and educate on the NIHB program, and assist clients with appeal process.

For more information contact: 780.444.9366 or 1.888.Treaty 8

For additional info:

Please contact Roxanne Tootoosis, NIHB Navigator or download the First Nations NIHB Handbook.