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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.
Public consultation for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Provider Profession Regulation
The Department of Health and Social Services is seeking feedback from professionals and the public on the proposed key elements that will provide for the future regulation of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Providers in the NWT.
NWT Health Care Plan - Information for Residents


This booklet provides residents of the NWT with general information on registering for a NWT Health Care Card and what it covers.

Attention Students: Are You Covered?

Please notify the Health Services Administration Office if you plan to be out of the NWT for more than 90 days at a time by providing a completed Temporary Absence Form.

Pack Travel Insurance Every Time You Travel
Your NWT Health card may not be enough to cover medical expenses outside of the NWT.
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.

Air Quality - Forest Fire Smoke
In summer, forest fires can occur in the NWT. Forest fire smoke affects people differently. This is based on how long a person was exposed to smoke, their age and health.

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.