Who can apply for Extended Health Benefits (EHB)?
- A permanent resident of the Northwest Territories (NWT)
- Métis or non-Indigenous
- Have a valid NWT Health Care Card
- For the Specified Disease Conditions Program, you must be under the care of a physician or nurse practitioner for one of these disease conditions:
*Indicates Specified Disease Conditions that are eligible for drug benefit only
Alcohol Dependency** Cystic Fibrosis Phenylketonuria (PKU)* Alzheimer’s Disease Dermatomyositis Primary Pulmonary Hypertension Asthma Diabetes Insipidus Psoriasis
Bilateral Congenital Microphthalmos Budd-Chiari Syndrome
Diabetes Mellitus Rheumatic Fever
Drug Dependency** Rheumatoid Arthritis Celiac Disease* Epilepsy* Rickets* Cerebral Palsy Gastroparesis Scleroderma Certain disorders of the blood and immune system Head Injury Scoliosis Charcot-Marie tooth Hemophilia Sickle Cell Anemia Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease Hepatitis Spina Bifida Chronic Pancreatitis HIV Infection and other HIV related diseases Spinal Cord Injury - Paraplegia and Quadriplegia Chronic Psychosis Hypertension (subject to certain BP levels)* Tuberculosis Cirrhosis of the liver Ischemic Heart Disease Ulcerative Colitis Cleft Lip & Cleft Palate Lupus Erythematosus Wegener’s Granulomatosis Congenital Cytomegalovirus Infection Multiple Sclerosis Congenital Anomalies of the Urinary System Muscular Dystrophy Congenital Heart Disease Osteoarthritis* Crohn’s Disease Pernicious Anemia*
** Indicates restricted benefits
How to apply for the Specified Disease Conditions Program?
- A Physician or Nurse Practioner must complete and submit the EHB Specified Disease Conditions Program Application.
Please Note: If you have access to benefits under an employer or similar plan, and choose not to use them, you will not be eligible for assistance under the EHB Specified Disease Conditions Program.
A health care card is required to receive health care benefits.
- EHB Specified Disease Conditions Program Application
Available at hospitals, health clinics, health centres and the Health Services Administration Office.
- There is no fee to apply for NWT health care.
Contact this Service
Phone: 1-800-661-0830 (toll free)
Hours: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM (Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Sending the Completed Form…
Health Services Administration
Department of Health and Social Services
Inuvik, NT X0E 0T0
Fax to: 1-867-777-3197
Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org