Health Needs

Winnipeg Health Service Directory – Health services in the Winnipeg area are listed in the Winnipeg Health Services Directory [pdf] or you can call Health Links directly at 204-788-8200.

Regional Health Authorities – To find contact information for rural and northern health authorities go to List of Regional Health Authorities.

Prescription Drug Coverage – Go to www.drugcoverage.ca - A Guide to Reimbursement for information on provincial/territorial and federal drug benefit programs.

Manitoba Pharmacare – This is a drug program for all Manitobans, regardless of age, whose income is affected by high drug costs. pharmacare coverage is based on both your total family income and the amount you pay for eligible prescription drugs. For information, applications and help with calculating your deductible, call 204-786-7141, or toll-free at 1-800-297-8099, or go to Manitoba Pharmacare Program.

  • Manitoba Pharmacare calculates your yearly deductible (the amount you pay for your drugs before pharmacare starts to cover the costs) based on the income on your tax return from two years ago. If your income changes, you can ask to have your deductible recalculated based on your new income. You will need to fill out form called a projected income worksheet found at Pharmacare Forms and Worksheets.
  • The Deductible Installment Payment Program for Pharmacare allows eligible Manitobans to pay their deductible in monthly instalments.

Special Access Drug Programme – For more information about drugs to treat certain serious or life- threatening conditions go to Special Access to Drugs and Health Products.

Employment and Income Assistance (EIA) – Health Related Supports - Individuals receiving EIA are eligible for prescription drugs as well as dental and optical coverage after a waiting period. prescribed medical supplies and equipment may also be provided where these needs are not available under another program.

Get or update your health card – This service is available at Are You Covered?- Questions and Answers about Health Care Coverage.

Guide to health services in Manitoba Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living.

Non-Insured Health Program – For First Nations and Inuit, the Non-insured health benefits for First Nations and Inuit program through the federal government pays for drugs and other health benefits not otherwise covered under provincial programs.

Are You Covered? Other Manitoba Health Programs – Manitoba Health provides some additional health programs for Manitobans including:

  • Breast prosthesis program
  • Seniors Eyeglass program
  • Children’s hearing Aid program
  • Orthopaedic Shoes program
  • Prosthetic Eye
  • Infant Contact Lens program
  • Prosthetic and Orthotic program
  • Telecommunications program
  • For more information on these programs call Manitoba Health Ancillary programs at 1-800-297-8099 extensions 7365 or 7366 or go to Are You Covered? Ancillary Programs.

Dental Health - For information on dental health needs, including community clinics that provide basic dental treatment at low cost, see Where To Go for Dental Care In Your Community [pdf] or view the list of community clinics in the Quick Reference Guide [pdf]. For more information contact the Manitoba Health Dental Consultant at: 204-788-6729.

Dental Health for First Nations - Please refer to Non-insured health benefits for First Nations and Inuit.


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