If you are a health professional looking for Medicare physician billing forms, information or practitioner registration information please visit the Health Professionals webpage.
Medicare and Drug Plans
- Effective October 20, 2020 Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) introduced a change to its policy on temporary work permits, which now includes an extension of the permit on application for renewal. In light of this change, Medicare will provide coverage extension during this same renewal period. If your Medicare coverage has expired, please provide a copy of the Acknowledgement of Receipt letter you received from IRCC showing your name, the date your application was received and the date until which you are authorized to continue working to firstname.lastname@example.org. If found eligible, your coverage could be extended by 6 months from the date your previous IRCC documents expired. A letter to this effect will be sent to you in 4-6 weeks.
For individuals experiencing delays with the renewal of other immigration documents through Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), New Brunswick Medicare is offering a one-time coverage extension. If your Medicare coverage has expired, please provide the confirmation you received from IRCC showing your name and the date your application was received to email@example.com. If found eligible, your coverage could be extended by six months retroactively to the date your previous IRCC documents expired. A letter to this effect will be sent to you in 4-6 weeks.
For individuals visiting New Brunswick and who are not yet covered by Medicare, you are encouraged to purchase private emergency medical insurance for travelers.
- New Brunswick will cover the cost of COVID-19 services for uninsured people who do not meet the criteria for Medicare coverage. This will help to ensure that no one will be discouraged from seeking screening or treatment for COVID-19 for financial reasons.
- Medicare is continuing to process Medicare applications, renewals and personal information changes.
- Please call Service New Brunswick for an appointment time 1-888-762-8600 or visit your local Service New Brunswick Office. These requests can be submitted directly by mail to:
Medicare – Eligibility and Claims
New Brunswick Medicare
Department of Health
P.O. Box 5100
Fredericton, N.B., E3B 5G8
- General Information
- Your New Brunswick Medicare Card
- Required Documentation for Registration
- Applying for a card:
- New/Returning Residents
- International Students
- Exempt from the three month waiting period
- Canadian Armed Forces Dependents
- Foreign Nationals/Out of Country Residents moving back to New Brunswick
- Renewal or Replacement
- Maintaining Coverage/Changes to Personal Information
- Leaving New Brunswick
- Coverage and Claims:
- Inside New Brunswick
- Outside New Brunswick (within Canada)
- Out of Country
- Out of Province Hostel Facilities
& Meal Allowance