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Promote, protect, and provide for the health and well-being of the people of the NWT.


Health is a complete state of physical, mental, social and emotional well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. Please click on the read more link to learn more about the health programs and services offered by the Department.

Social Services

Social Services encourage healthy choices, support mental wellness, protect children and others at risk, and help families and communities to increase wellness.Please click on the read more link to learn more about the social services programs offered by the Department.
March is Nutrition Month
March is National Nutrition Month and is celebrated throughout North America. The month is dedicated to raising awareness of how a variety of healthy foods from local, traditional and other sources improve a person’s physical and mental well-being.
Healthy Choices Fund
The Healthy Choices Fund supports eligible applicants that maximize the impact of health promotion and prevention activities that support individuals, families, and communities to make positive lifestyle choices in the Northwest Territories.
GNWT Anti-Poverty Fund
The GNWT Anti-Poverty Fund allows territorial stakeholders to work with the Government of the Northwest Territories in order to generate tangible, concrete actions that have a positive impact on efforts to reduce and eliminate poverty in the NWT.
Travelling Outside of Canada?
If you require medical care while traveling outside of Canada, your NWT Health Insurance may only cover a portion of your health care costs. Services received outside of Canada will be reimbursed at NWT rates. You are responsible for any additional costs.
Safety Matters: Open Letter to Residents of the NWT

I want to respond to public discussion about the issue of violent behaviour by patients or visitors at Stanton Territorial Hospital recently. Much of this discussion is based on misunderstanding or incomplete information, and it is time to set the record straight:

Health Care Card Renewal

Check the bottom right hand corner of your health care card for expiry date.

You are responsible for renewing your health care card. Renewal can be completed four months in advance of the expiry date.

2014 Walk-In Flu Clinics
October to April is Flu Season. The best protection is an annual flu shot.


Ebola virus disease (EVD) is a severe disease that causes haemorrhagic fever in humans and animals.

There are no cases of Ebola in the NWT or Canada at this time. The risk in Canada remains extremely low.


North Slavey

Professional Licensing

The Office of the Registrar, Professional Licensing is responsible for ensuring that the licensing of health professionals is carried out in accordance with legislation and best practices.

Vital Statistics

Here you will find information to help you register and order certificates for vital events, such as a birth, death, marriage, or legal changes of name.