Health Needs
Get or update your health card – To learn more about health care coverage.

Local Health Regions - can help you with specific care needs in your area of Manitoba.

Health Links-info Santé (24 hours) –  Provincial telephone health information line staffed by bilingual registered nurses who triage health issues – from flu symptoms to child fevers to heart attacks – and provide health information to guide and help Manitobans. Call 204-788-8200 (Winnipeg) or Toll-Free 1-888-315-9257.

TeleCARE TéléSOINS Manitoba - is a free, confidential tele-health based program, helping Manitobans to live better with a chronic condition, such as heart failure or diabetes. A team of registered nurses and registered dieticians help Manitobans understand their illness and how it can affect them. This team is like having a coach in your corner, helping you make changes that can decrease symptoms and improve your health. Call 204-788-8688 (Winnipeg) or Toll-Free at: 1-866-204-3737.

Family Doctor Finder – To find a family doctor or nurse practitioner in your preferred area register online or call Monday to Friday, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, at 204-786-7111 (Winnipeg) or Toll-Free at: 1-866-690-8260; TTY/DD call 774-8618 or Manitoba Relay Services Toll-Free: 1-800-855-0511.

Prescription Drug Coverage - Provincial/territorial and federal drug benefit programs.

Manitoba Pharmacare – A drug benefit program for any Manitoban regardless of age, whose income is seriously affected by high prescription drug costs. You qualify for the program if you are eligible for Manitoba Health coverage and your prescriptions are not covered by other provincial or federal programs. For information call 204-786-7141, or Toll-Free at 1-800-297-8099.

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.

Manitoba Health Ancillary Programs - Are You Covered? Call 204-786-7365 (Winnipeg) or Toll-Free 1-800-297-8099 extensions 7365.  Manitoba Health provides additional health programs for Manitobans such as the following .

  • Breast Prosthesis Program (administered through CancerCare Manitoba)
  • Children’s Hearing Aid Program
  • Children's Orthopaedic Shoes Program
  • Home Hemodialysis Utility Reimbursement
  • Prosthetic Eye
  • Infant Contact Lens Program
  • Prosthetic and Orthotic Program
  • Seniors Eyeglass Program
  • Telecommunications Program

Dental Health

Other Programs

EI Caregiving Benefits- through Employment Insurance, the following three types of benefits may be available to you:

  • Family caregiver benefit for children - a critically ill or injured person under 18
  • Family caregiver benefit for adults - a critically ill or injured person 18 or over
  • Compassionate care benefits - a person of any age who requires end-of-life care

Northern Patient Transportation Program - subsidizes medical transportation costs for eligible Manitoba residents in the north to obtain medical or hospital care not available in their home community. Subsidies may include costs for an essential escort.



Resources and Benefits

Booklet (2020)

Project summary