As gas prices across British Columbia continue to change, First Nations Health Benefits and Services (FNHBS) is actively monitoring prices to ensure that changes do not impact clients' ability to access medically-necessary appointments when using their private vehicles.
The temporary Medical Transportation (MT) mileage rate of $0.29/km will be extended until March 31, 2023. The rates will continue to apply to the special mileage rate applicable to certain remote communities. Please see the table below for the temporary mileage rates and associated effective dates:
MT Mileage Reimbursement Rates
(Prior to March 1, 2022)
(Effective Sept. 16, 2022 –
March 31, 2023)
*Applies to most communities.
**Applies to specific communities as identified in their funding agreement.
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. For reference, a complete history of MT mileage rate adjustments can be found here and will be updated as new changes are announced.
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. FNHBS will follow up separately with agreement holders regarding the increase.
About the MT Benefit
The MT benefit provides supplemental coverage of transportation, accommodation and meals to assist clients who need to access medically-necessary health services unavailable in their communities of residence. Learn more about MT and other health benefits.
For additional information or support, please contact FNHBS at 1.855.550.5454 or firstname.lastname@example.org.