The NIHB Benefits program provides medical transportation to help you access medical services with the nearest appropriate health care professional or attend at the nearest appropriate health care facility. The most economical and efficient means of transportation is used, while also considering the urgency of your situation and your medical condition.
Medical Transportation Responsibilities for First Nations
If you are using medical transportation benefits provided by the NIHB program, review the check-list:
Ensure that you have prior approval for all non-emergency trips. The only exception is a medical emergency.
Obtain the necessary paperwork for your trip before leaving the community (Documents sent to community or to nursing station).
Attend your medical appointment as scheduled.
Get a signed/stamped Confirmation of Attendance from your doctor or nurse confirming that you have attended your medical appointment.
The signed Confirmation of Attendance or Accommodation/Discharge Slip must be returned to the Transportation Clerk after the medical appointment.
Give notification when cancelling an appointment. Be sure to provide 24 hours’ notice to cancel all arrangements. Call your NIHB clerk or health care facility.