Health coverage outside of Alberta Travel

Whether you go to Radium or Regina for the weekend, to Mexico for fun, or travel out of province on business, you need to be sure you have the medical coverage you need when you leave Alberta.

Albertans are advised to always carry their personal health-care card, especially when outside Alberta in another province or territory in Canada.

  • You will be asked to present your card when obtaining insured physician and hospital services. If you cannot provide a valid Alberta health card, you may be billed for the cost of the health services provided.

Alberta Health provides 2 sources of funding for Albertans who wish to receive insured medical treatment outside Canada:

  1. Reimbursement through the Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan (AHCIP) for basic health services, or
  2. Application through the Out-of-Country Health Services Committee.

When travelling outside Alberta...

  1. Know how long you can be absent from Alberta and still have AHCIP coverage.
  2. Know what services are insured (paid for) and uninsured (not paid for) under the AHCIP.
  3. Know what the AHCIP covers outside Alberta but within Canada.
  4. Know what the AHCIP covers outside Canada.
  5. Carry your AHCIP card.
  6. Buy travel medical insurance.

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