Health Needs
Manitoba Health Links (24 hours) - 204-788-8200 or toll-free 1-888-315-9527.

Regional Health Authorities – Provides contact information for health authorities across Manitoba

Get or update your health card – Provides information about health care coverage.

Prescription Drug Coverage – Provides information on provincial/territorial and federal drug benefit programs.

Manitoba Pharmacare – 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.

  • Manitoba Pharmacare calculates your yearly deductible (the amount you pay for your drugs before Pharmacare starts to cover the eligible drug 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 current income. You will need to fill out a projected income worksheet form.
  • Eligible Manitobans can pay their deductible in monthly installments.

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.

Are You Covered? Other Manitoba Health Programs – For more information on programs like the following for Manitobans, call Manitoba Health Ancillary Programs at 1-800-297-8099 extensions 7365 or 7366:

  • Breast Prosthesis Program (administered through CancerCare Manitoba)
  • Children’s Hearing Aid Program
  • Orthopaedic Shoes Program
  • Prosthetic Eye
  • Infant Contact Lens Program
  • Prosthetic and Orthotic Program
  • Telecommunications Program

Dental Health

Dental Health and Non-Insured Health Programs for First Nations and Inuit - Federal government program that pays for drugs and other health benefits not otherwise covered under provincial programs.


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