The Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) Program has extended coverage of unregistered infants up to 24 months of age until further notice.
Infants up to 18 months of age can access most types of NIHB benefits under the identification number of their eligible parent or guardian (not applicable to dental benefits). If a child has reached 18 months of age and is not registered, we encourage clients to call the program for the temporary NIHB client number that will be valid until the child reaches 24 months of age.
For benefits, clients can call:
- NIHB Drug Exception Center for pharmacy services
- NIHB Dental Predetermination Centre for dental/orthodontic services
- Their regional office for all other benefits
The contact info for the regional office in Manitoba is as follows:
Non-Insured Health Benefits
391 York Avenue, Suite 300
Winnipeg, MB R3C 4W1
Medical supplies and equipment, mental health counselling, and vision care
Toll free: 1-800-665-8507
Toll free: 1-877-983-0911