Government of New Brunswick
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    This program assists clients of this department with coverage for specific prosthetic services that are not covered by other agencies or private health insurance plans.

    Eligibility

    This program is available to:
    • Clients of this department and their dependents
    • Individuals who have special health needs and who qualify for assisted health care under Section 4.4 of the Family Income Security Act and Regulations

    Clients must have one of the following:
    • A valid white Health Services Card showing “SUPPLEMENTARY” in the BASIC HEALTH ELIGIBILITY section, or “PR” in the ADDITIONAL HEALTH ELIGIBILITY section

    OR

    • A valid yellow Health Services Card with a “Y” under the OTH in the VALID ONLY FOR box a “X” under SUPP in the VALID ONLY FOR box

    Additional benefit specific criteria may apply.

    In order to be eligible for full benefits through this program, you must not have any other coverage for the service(s) required.

    Description

    This program covers:
    • Limb prostheses (arm, leg, foot)
    • Artificial larynx (Servox device, voice prostheses)
    • Ocular prostheses (artificial eye)
    • Breast prostheses and 1 bra
    • Modifications and repairs

    This program does not cover
    • Myo-electric prostheses

    Prosthetic limbs are payable once every 5 years

    Artificial larynxes and artificial eyes are eligible every 3 years

    Breast prostheses and bras are eligible once every 2 years

    Modifications and repairs are considered as required

    There is no cost to eligible clients for entitled prosthetic services.

    Contact Email Location
    Fredericton