Providing travel or transportation benefits for eligible First Nations clients to access medically required health services that are not available on reserve or in their community of residence.
First Nation Health Benefits (FNHB) Medical Transportation Program to provide community members with patient travel benefits to access required medical services enhances their ability to achieve optimal health and wellbeing.
The program assists BC First Nation clients, by supplying supplementary funds for travel to medically required health services that cannot be obtained on the reserve or in the community of residence.
To access FNHB benefits, clients must:
> We serve First Nations members registered as Status Indians. Our services are provided to support patient travel for individuals at any stage in the life cycle on an as needed basis, within the eligibility criteria outlined by Aboriginal Affairs and Development Canada.
> We provide patient travel benefits to: Saik’uz First Nation; Burns Lake Band; Cheslatta Carrier Nation; Wet’suwet’en First Nation; Skin Tyee Nation; Nee Tahi First Nation; Stellat’en First Nation; Nadleh Whut’en First Nation; Yekooche First Nation and Takla First Nation.
Members of bands not covered by CSFS (including Lake Babine Nation) can call us for medical transportation benefits.
> When patient travel funding is required for children and youth under the age of 19, funding support is provided to legal guardians and care givers. Staff members work hard to make the program’s healthcare services more accessible to our community members. Information about the policies that guide our work can be found in the Medical Transportation Policy Framework.
Medical transportation benefits are available under the following conditions. Travel is to access medically necessary health service(s), including:
Travel that does not meet the above eligibility will not be covered by the Medical Transportation Program.
Prince George Office
987 4th Ave
Prince George, BC
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