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Interim Federal Health Program (IFHP)

Who is Eligible

The Interim Federal Health Program (IFHP) provides limited, temporary, taxpayer-funded coverage of healthcare benefits to people who are not eligible for provincial or territorial health insurance.

For more information: Determine your eligibility – Interim Federal Health Program

What is Covered

Medication coverage and duration of coverage varies according to the patient’s status within the program.

The patient should contact the IFHP with the drug identification number (DIN) for the required medication to enquire about coverage and duration of coverage. (See Private Insurance for a list of drug identification numbers.)

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