Non-insured Health Benefits for First Nations & Inuit
Psychotherapy for You works in partnership with the Government of Canada
Who is Eligible?
(No referral is required.)
An eligible client must be a resident of Canada and any of the following:
a First Nations person who is registered under the Indian Act (commonly referred to as a status Indian)
an Inuk recognized by an Inuit land claim organization
an eligible client must have a status card number
recognition from your Inuit land claim organization
For some clients, a self-government, or First Nations or Inuit health authority may be responsible for providing health benefits. An eligible client must use other available benefit plans (if any) prior to using this program
What is Covered?
Every 12 months, an eligible client can receive up to 20 hours of counselling at Psychotherapy for You performed by one of our eligible providers on a fee-for-service basis (such as, individual, family or group counselling). Additional hours in the same 12 month period may be provided on a case-by-case basis.
About Mental Health Counselling Benefits
If you're experiencing emotional distress and want to talk, call the First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line at 1-855-242-3310 or the online chat at hopeforwellness.ca. It's toll-free and open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, call 9-1-1 or the number for emergency services in your community.
The program provides coverage for professional mental health counselling to complement other mental wellness services that may be available to clients or in communities. The program provides eligible clients with coverage for benefits not available under other federal, provincial, territorial or private health insurance.