Government of New Brunswick
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    This program assists clients of this department with coverage of respiratory equipment and supplies which are not covered by other agencies or private health insurance.

    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 “OX” 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, or an “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

    Purchased equipment
    • Aerosol machines, peak flow meters, aerochambers etc, flutter devices, humidifiers, dehumidifiers, vaporizers
    • Suction machines
    • CPAP machines
    • masks for CPAP and BiPAP
    • Oxygen conserving devices
    • Cough assist machines (clients followed by the Ventilation program only)

    Supplies
    • CPAP and BiPAP supplies
    • Ventilation supplies
    • Oxygen cylinder refills and liquid oxygen refills

    Rentals
    • Concentrators with back up
    • Oxygen conserving devices
    • Oxygen saturation monitor
    • Liquid oxygen systems
    • Extra oxygen tanks
    • Portability systems
    • BiPAP machines
    • Ventilators, related equipment and supplies

    This program does not cover
    • Autoset CPAP units
    • Back up ventilators when the primary ventilator was not purchased through the program
    • Cough assist machines for clients who are not eligible for the Ventilation program

    The period of eligibility for purchased equipment varies

    Eligible supplies and rentals may be (services are) paid monthly but quantities and frequencies are monitored.

    There is no cost to eligible clients for entitled oxygen and breathing aid services and equipment.



    Contact Email Location
    Fredericton