NWT Health Care Plan

Applying for Health Care

Who can apply for NWT health care coverage?

  • A permanent resident of the Northwest Territories (NWT)

Residents of the NWT are eligible for health care if:

  • They are lawfully entitled to be or remain in Canada, and
  • They make their home in and are ordinarily present in the NWT. Ordinarily present means you are physically present in the NWT at least 153 days during each calendar year.

How to apply for NWT health care coverage?

Note: If applicable, please provide relevant documentation indicating you are First Nations, Inuvialuit, Inuit, or Métis.


A health care card is required to receive health care benefits.


Prerequisites

Legal right to be in Canada:

  1. For Canadian Citizens:

    • A copy of your birth certificate from a Canadian province or territory; or
    • A copy of your valid Canadian Passport or Canadian Citizenship Certificate.
  2. For Permanent Residents/Landed Immigrants:
    • A copy of your Permanent Resident Card (front and back).
  3. For Foreign Nationals:
    • A copy of your Study Permit (confirmation of enrollment is required); or
    • A copy of your Work Permit or other document issued by Immigration Canada.

Residency:

  1. Two valid documents that show your name and current NWT home address from the list provided on the application checklist number 3.

​​​​​Note: Your name on the supporting document must match the name on the application.

Forms

Fees

  • There is no fee to apply for NWT health care.

Contact this Service

Phone: 1-800-661-0830 (toll free)
Email: healthcarecard@gov.nt.ca
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

Bag #9

Inuvik, NT X0E 0T0

Fax to: 1-867-777-3197

Email to: healthcarecard@gov.nt.ca

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