Health

Alberta Adult Health Benefits

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If you are over 18 and low-income, you may be able to get dental care, prescription drugs, glasses and other health benefits.

Having health coverage or a health plan allows you to have things like dental care, prescription drugs and glasses either partially or totally paid for by the plan. This saves you money and gives you better access to health care.

They type of health coverage or plan depends on each individual situation. You may be eligible if you are:

  • pregnant
  • have high ongoing prescription drug needs
  • leaving the Income Support or Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH) programs

If you are not First Nations or Inuit, Children’s Services can provide health coverage for youth in care until they are 20 years old.

If you aren’t low income and over 20 and don’t have health coverage, talk to your caseworker or support person and ask about any programs they know about.

First Nation or Inuit?

If you are a First Nations and/or Inuit person, you may be eligible for vision care, dental care, medication, medical supplies, counselling, and more. Learn more below or talk to caseworker or support person you trust about the Non-Insured Health Benefits program below.

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