Gas prices across British Columbia have increased significantly in recent weeks. These increases may impact some clients’ abilities to access medically-necessary appointments when using their private vehicles.
First Nations Health Benefits (FNHB) is implementing a temporary mileage reimbursement rate increase of $0.05 per kilometer for the Medical Transportation (MT) benefit to support clients during these exceptional times.
Effective March 1, 2022, the standard MT mileage rate will increase from $0.23 to $0.28 per kilometer. This change will be in effect until May 30, 2022. The $0.05 increase will also apply to the special mileage rate applicable to certain remote communities.
The First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) is committed to delivering responsive programs and services to support First Nations people in their health and wellness journeys.
The FNHA will continue to monitor regional and provincial gas prices and may make further adjustments in response to this rapidly-changing situation.
Information for communities with Funding Agreements
The FNHA will ensure that all communities delivering MT locally through a Funding Agreement receive additional funding necessary to support the increased mileage rate. FNHB will follow up separately with agreement holders regarding the increase.
About Medical Transportation
The MT benefit provides supplemental coverage of transportation, accommodation and meals to assist clients who need to access medically-necessary health services that are not available in their communities of residence. Learn more about MT and other health benefits.
For additional information or support, please contact FNHB at 1.855.550.5454 or email@example.com.