Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan
What you should do
All eligible Albertans should register for the Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan (AHCIP) coverage to receive insured hospital and physician services.
Register for health care insurance
Update your information
AHCIP forms and related information
Carry your personal health card and photo ID
It’s important to carry your personal health care card and photo identification with you at all times. If you need to visit a doctor’s office or hospital in Alberta or Canada you may be asked to show them.
- Your photo identification and current address will be used to prove your identity.
- Showing your personal health care card and photo identification ensures eligible Albertans receive publicly-funded health services.
- If you do not show your card or are not eligible, you may be asked to pay for health services before receiving them.
Up-to-date information is key to obtaining health services.
Health care coverage in Alberta
All new and returning Alberta residents must register for Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan (AHCIP) coverage to receive insured hospital and physician services.
In accordance with the Canada Health Act, Alberta's publicly administered and funded health care system guarantees that eligible residents of Alberta receive universal access to medically necessary hospital and health care services. Alberta Health provides additional health care benefits to the services required by the Canada Health Act.