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Health Benefits Info Package​Health Benefits Info Package​Health Benefits <strong>Info Package​</strong><br>​The <em>First Nations Health Benefits Information Package</em> has essential and informative information about the First Nations Health Benefits program including principles, coverage, workflow for claims, appeals information, frequently asked questions, contact information and more.<br>
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​​​​​​General Questions/Benefits Support Representative​
Toll Free: 1.855.550.5454
Hours of Operation:
Monday to Friday 8am – 4pm​

First Nations Health Benefits provides specific health-related items and services to meet medical or dental needs not covered by provincial or third-party health insurance.​

First Nations Health Benefits provides:

• BC Medical Service Plan (MSP) premium coverage

• Ambulance invoice coverage

• Health Benefits coverage, including:

- Dental

- Medical Supplies and Equipment

- Medical Transportation

- Mental Health: Short-Term Crisis Intervention

- Mental Health: Indian Residential School Resolution Health Support

- Mental Health: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Health Support Services Program

- Pharmacy

- Vision Care


The goal of Health Benefits is to provide First Nations people in BC with items and services that:

​• Are appropriate to their unique health needs

• Reflect the cultures and perspectives of First Nations in BC

• Promote a sustainable program

• Contribute to the achievement of an overall health status comparable to the Canadian population

• Shift the focus of health service delivery from a sickness model to a wellness and prevention model

• Are provided based on professional medical or dental judgment, consistent with the best practices of health services delivery and evidence-based standards of care  

​Contact information for your Health Benefits Program
General Questions/Benefits Support Representative​
Toll Free: 1.855.550.5454
Dental Claims
Toll Free: 1.888.321.5003
Fax: 604.666.5815
​​​Medical Claims
Toll Free: 1.800.317.7878
Fax: 1.888.299.9222
In-person Inquiries
1166 Alberni Street (near Thurlow Street)
Room 701, Vancouver BC
​Short Term Crisis Intervention Mental Health Counselling

Fax: (604) 666-6458

​Indian Residential School Resolution Health Support Program (IRS RHSP)

Fax: (604) 658-2833

​Indian Residential School Survivors Society Support Line

1.866.925.4419  (Open 24-hours a day, 7 days a week)

Indian and Residential School Mental Health Support Program

Toll-Free: 1.877.477.0775  Fax: 1.604.666.6458​

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