Reciprocal Billing - Valid Insured Health Services Plan Cards

To: Healthcare Providers
Category: Interprovincial Health Care INFOBulletins Billing Software Specifications
Written by: Health Insurance Branch, Health Programs and Delivery Division, Ministry of Health
Date issued: December 23, 2022

Update: Interprovincial Health Cards Poster

Health Canada issued the attached, updated Health Card Poster to the Interprovincial Health Insurance Agreements Coordinating Committee (IHIACC). This poster illustrates samples of valid insured health services plan cards for each province and territory within Canada and is an update to the Health Cards poster issued on February 9, 2021 via INFOBulletin 210203.

Please note: no changes have been made to the reciprocal hospital billing system or procedures.  Hospitals are reminded to view and validate the health card. This includes checking if a health card has an expiry date and confirming that it has not expired when an out-of-province patient presents for care prior to providing medical services.

Please share a copy of this INFO Bulletin and the attached poster with staff who register patients for care as well as with those who support billing.

Valid Insured Health Services Plan Cards poster dated April 2022.


Interprovincial Health Care; Reciprocal Hospital Billing; Health Card

Interprovincial health care INFOBulletins

For more bulletins on interprovincial reciprocal hospital billing, please refer to the ministry website.