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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.
Boil Water Advisory for Yellowknife, N'Dilo, Dettah
The Chief Public Health Officer is advising all residents in Yellowknife, N’dilo and Dettah to boil their drinking water for at least one minute prior to use.
You're Not Alone
Mental Health Week occurs annually on the first full week of May. The focus of the week is raising awareness about the importance of mental health. Mental health and well-being contribute to our quality of life and to our ability to enjoy life.
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.
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.

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.