Expenditure on medical facilities in Alberta, Canada is covered by the Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan (AHCI). AHCI assures medical services for all eligible Albertan’s for insured hospitals and registered physician services. Permanent citizens can register for the same at Alberta Health, the region’s official health insurance portal.
The coverage for refugees and migrants differs from those of permanent residents. Most out-of-Canada citizens are requested to register for insurance as soon as they receive permanent residency. There is also an eligibility period of 3 months before citizens can register.
Here are the rules and regulations for medical services in Canada:
No Alberta/Other Province Health Care Coverage
People coming from other countries are classified under two categories:
Resettled Refugees: Those who are declared refugees before entering Canada. They are considered Canadian citizens as soon they enter the country and can use the Interim Federal Health Program (IFHP) until they can apply for territorial health insurance.
Refugee Claimants: Those who have applied for refugee status from within Canada. On the basis of their application they are eligible for services from IHFP.
For refugees and migrants finding quality medical services can be problematic until they are eligible for regional insurance. Private medical clinics like RAiN Med, provide you with a much broader variety of services to choose from. From regular and comprehensive health check-ups to immunizations for your kids, RAiN MedClinic is a complete health solution for you.
Basic health necessities such as prescriptions for weather ailments and treatment of minor injuries can be easily accessed at our clinic. We also have numerous specialized services such as physiotherapy for pain rehabilitation and treatment for chronic illnesses.
For Canadian travelers, Blue Cross provides you with Travel Coverage to deal with medical expenses while traveling. When out of your region, province or country, you can use this insurance to deal with your medical bills.
RAiN MedClinic has a strict no discrimination policy. Citizens from any state or country can visit our clinic to get excellent medical treatment. Our staff is equipped to speak in different languages.
Third Party Medical
Migrants who are not eligible for provincial insurance services are recommended to acquire private insurance as soon as they enter the country. But in certain cases of pre-existing or high costing medical conditions, private insurance is no longer an option.
Medical clinics like RAiN MedClinic provide a great alternative to state delivered healthcare. You can get access to our world class services at a reasonable rate for your entire family. Our monthly and yearly plans for regular health consultation ensure you have access to medical services all year long irrespective of your insurance status.