The Interim Federal Health Program (IFHP) covers certain health-care benefits for specific groups of people until they become eligible for provincial or territorial health insurance, such as:
- protected people, including resettled refugees,
- refugee claimants, and
- certain other groups.
The IFHP doesn’t provide services directly to you. Instead, the services are provided by health professionals. A company called Medavie Blue Cross manages IFHP claims. They cover the cost of services from IFHP-registered health-care providers (doctors, dentists, hospitals, pharmacies) if you are eligible.