Federal Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) Program
Who is Eligible
Registered First Nations and recognized Inuit people may be eligible for this program. Visit Who is eligible for the Non-Insured Health Benefits Program for details.
What is Covered
The following medications are covered under general benefit:
Limited Use benefit
Medications covered as limited use benefit require prior approval. Have community pharmacy contact Drug Exception Center to request Limited Use Request Form. Complete form and send to the Drug Exception Center. The following medication(s) are covered under Limited Use benefit:
Exception drug benefit
Medications covered as an exception drug benefit require prior approval. Have community pharmacy contact Drug Exception Center to request Exception Drugs Request Form. Complete form and send to the Drug Exception Center. The following medications may be covered as an exception drug benefit for GN indications:
- Mycophenolate sodium
- Mycophenolate mofetil
- Tacrolimus immediate release
- Tacrolimus extended release
- Rituximab for nephrotic syndrome
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