Government of New Brunswick


To apply for New Brunswick Medicare coverage you must complete a Medicare Application (See Forms section).


To be eligible for New Brunswick Medicare coverage you must be:

• a Canadian citizen or be legally entitled to remain in Canada and a resident who makes his/her permanent and principal home in New Brunswick; or
• an international student who meets the eligibility criteria.

A “resident” means a person lawfully entitled to be or to remain in Canada, who makes his home and is ordinarily present in New Brunswick, but does not include a tourist, transient or visitor to the Province; as legislated under New Brunswick's Medical Services Payment Act.

The following individuals are not eligible for coverage:

• regular members of the Canadian Armed Forces, (however members of their families are eligible);
• tourists and visitors to the province;
• transients;
• students from another province; and
• inmates of federal penitentiaries.

Maintaining a dwelling, owning property in the province of New Brunswick or paying New Brunswick property or income tax does not mean you are eligible for insured services under New Brunswick Medicare.

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If you are new or returning to New Brunswick, you may apply to obtain Medicare coverage. A completed Medicare Application (see Forms section) must be submitted for eligibility consideration upon completing your permanent move to New Brunswick. Please complete and submit your Online Medicare Application. If you are unable to complete your application online, please complete the PDF version which can be mailed or emailed directly to Medicare (refer to Contacts) or delivered in person to a Service New Brunswick office.

A separate Medicare Application must be completed for any child nineteen (19) years of age and older. If you are completing this form on behalf of an individual (not a dependant), who is nineteen (19) years of age and older, a copy of Power of Attorney documents must be provided.

Applications are assessed on an individual basis and other documents and information may be requested to verify eligibility.

Contact Information Email Location
Contact SNB [email protected]