Health-care system

You are entitled to basic, universal, government-funded health care as a new resident of New Brunswick. Most medically necessary services are covered by the provincial government. Additional insurance coverage is often offered by employers.

  • Medicare card
    A New Brunswick Medicare card is required to obtain health-care services. Medicare covers most medically necessary services, and the card is a key identification document.
  • Tele-Care 811
    A free, confidential health advice and information line is available via Tele-Care. Nurses are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, by dialing 811. Tele-Care will connect you with a registered nurse if you have health symptoms, injuries or illnesses. You may need to call 911 in an emergency situation.
  • Family doctor
    Your primary health care provider in Canada is your family doctor. Find one as soon as possible. Do not wait until you get sick to find a doctor. Patients enrolled in New Brunswick Medicare are covered by their family doctors and hospitals free of charge.

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