Non-Insured Health Benefits Navigator

Southern Chiefs' Organization Inc. has secured a Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) Navigator for community members who are having difficulty accessing non-insured health benefits. The objective of the NIHB Navigator is to provide advocacy and support for SCO First Nation members, and make the NIHB program more user-friendly.

The NIHB Navigator is here to help:

  1. Provide support and advocacy for community workers in assisting their clients accessing NIHB
  2. Advocate with the federal government & health professionals on behalf of First Nations to resolve NIHB issues
  3. Support leadership in the work of advocating for policy change within NIHB
  4. Work to strengthen relationships with health providers, provincial & federal partners
  5. Improve awareness of the NIHB program & provide information to clients and service providers on the eligible benefit areas and how to address denials and appeals

For further information, please contact Ashley Cochrane by email at or by phone at 204-946-1869 extension 120.


Health Canada NIHB

AFN NIHB Navigator

AFN NIHB Action Plan

Dental Health information on the Health Canada Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) Program and its policies relevant to dental providers and clients

NIHB Reports and Publications

Non Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) Claims Service Provider website used as the main source of Information for Dental, pharmacy and medical supplies and Equipment (MS&E) providers

NIHB Program COVID Update: April 29 2020:

"Your Health Benefits: A Guide for First Nations to Access Non-Insured Health Benefits” Booklet:

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