Interim Federal Health Program

Syrian Refugees

Eligibility Procedures - Letter from Medavie Blue Cross Jan 2016

PROCEDURES DURING THE TWO BUSINESS DAYS FOLLOWING ISSUANCE OF IFHP ELIGIBILITY

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Dec 22/2015 - The first of the Syrian Refugees began arriving last week in Toronto and Montreal. The majority of the refugees arriving before January 1, 2016 are privately sponsored. After January 1, government-assisted refugees (the majority of refugees) coming to Saskatchewan will initially settle in Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Regina and Saskatoon. Over the coming months, many will be seeking health services in their communities and will require prescription drugs for various conditions. Under the Government’s plan, all Syrian Refugees, whether they are privately or publicly sponsored, will be eligible for health benefits under the Interim Federal Health Program (IFHP) which includes Prescription Drug coverage for up to one year. Prescription Drug Coverage through IFHP includes prescription medications and other products listed on the Saskatchewan Formulary. The IFHP mirrors what is on the Saskatchewan Formulary.

Please find below information that you can use to support your refugee and immigrant patients, or other patients who do not speak English as their first language.