Coverage research for all provinces
If you are having difficulty obtaining your patient's out-of-province health number, you can try contacting the Ministry of Health directly. Below is each province's contact information.
You can also mail or fax a coverage research form
By phone at the 24x7 service desk: 1-888-360-7530 (you must be registered for this service)
Phone: 1-888-422-6257 (in Alberta only)
Or through the Netcare website: http://www.albertanetcare.ca
You must send a request by mail or fax
You must fax a request on letterhead to 902-481-3160
Newfoundland and Labrador:
You must fax the request along with the date of service to 1-867-393-6486
*Quebec is not part of the Reciprocal Medical Billing Agreement. Patients that have Quebec health coverage must pay upfront for medical services provided. They can get a reimbursement from RAMQ(Regie de l'assurance maladie) by submitting their receipts.