Government of New Brunswick

Overview

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 Information Email Location
Fredericton