Applications for medicare cards now available online15 March 2023
FREDERICTON (GNB) – Applications for New Brunswick medicare cards can now be completed online.
“Improving access to primary care is a pillar of New Brunswick’s Health Plan,” said Health Minister Bruce Fitch. “I am very pleased to see this new option available for New Brunswickers.”
To be eligible for New Brunswick medicare coverage the applicant must be:
- a Canadian citizen or 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.
More information about eligibility is available online.
“We have discovered new ways of working over the last few years, harnessing technology like never before,” said Fitch. “I am certain these new ways will continue having a ripple effect in the community.”
Once an application and accompanying documentation has been received by medicare, it takes four to six weeks for processing. Those who have already submitted an application by mail, email or in person at a Service New Brunswick centre are asked not to submit a duplicate application online.
More information about medicare coverage in New Brunswick and further information on how to apply for a medicare card is available online.