Health care services covered outside of Alberta

Learn about health coverage outside the province and how to submit claims.

Services and information

Contact the Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan (AHCIP) office if you are leaving Alberta for short or extended absences.

If you need health care services in another province or territory, find out what the Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan (AHCIP) covers.

Learn what the Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan (AHCIP) covers if you need health care services outside Canada.

The Out-of-Country Health Services Committee considers applications for funding of insured health services that are not available in Canada.

Apply to the Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan (AHCIP) for reimbursement if you paid for insured health services outside of Alberta.

Overview

Emergency medical care and transportation can be expensive. Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan (AHCIP) coverage is limited outside Alberta.

You should have additional travel or medical insurance when you leave Alberta.

Your AHCIP coverage can be used across Canada, but it is limited. Not all services available to you in Alberta are covered outside the province.

Always carry your AHCIP personal health card, especially when in another province or territory in Canada. You must show your card if you need insured physician and hospital services in another province.

If you cannot provide your personal health card, you may be billed for the cost of the health services provided.

Contact

Connect with the Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan office.