Government of New Brunswick


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.


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
  • Oxygen Services available to clients age 64 and under
  • Services MUST be provided through an eligible Respiratory Services Vendor

    Clients must have one of the following:
  • A valid white Health Services Card showing “SUPPLEMENTARY’ in the BASIC HEALTH ELIGIBILITY section, or “Respiratory Services” in the ADDITIONAL HEALTH ELIGIBILITY section

  • 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, Portable Nebulizers
    • Aerochambers
    • Chest vibrators
    • Spirometer
    • Lung volume recruitment
    • Humidifiers
    • Dehumidifiers
    • Suction machines
    • CPAP machines (up to $1400.00) / BPAP machines (up to $3000.00)
    • Oxygen conserving devices
    • Cough assist machines

    Purchased Supplies
    • Aerosol masks & supplies
    • Nebulizer supplies
    • Suction supplies
    • CPAP and BiPAP masks & supplies
    • Cough Assist masks & supplies
    • Ventilation masks & supplies
    • Tracheostomy supplies

    • Concentrators
    • Oxygen conserving devices
    • Oxygen saturation monitor
    • Liquid oxygen systems
    • Portability systems
    • Oxygen cylinder refills
    • BPAP S/T and BPAP with AVAP machines
    • Ventilators, related equipment and supplies

    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.

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