Health care services covered outside of Alberta

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


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.


Connect with the Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan office.

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