The Yukon Health Care Insurance plan provides coverage for medically required hospital and medical services, and certain dental-surgical procedures.
Yukon Health Care Insurance coverage normally becomes effective three months after the date you establish residency in Yukon. Through reciprocal agreements with other provinces and territories, if you are an eligible resident moving to Yukon from another part of Canada, the health insurance of your former province/territory will cover you for up to three months.
However, the department strongly encourages new and returning residents to purchase additional private health insurance to cover possible needs that are not normally covered by other jurisdictions. This includes ground transportation by ambulance or air medevac.
All provinces and territories except Quebec have signed an Interprovincial Billing Agreement which provides coverage for insured hospital and physician services. Yukon residents are not eligible for ambulance or air medevac services anywhere outside of the territory. It is strongly recommended that you purchase additional medical insurance to cover these possible expenses. Without insurance you will be billed directly for these costs.
Yukon residents will be covered for insured physician and hospital services at the territorial rates only, in Canadian dollars. The cost of services may be considerably higher outside of Canada and you will be responsible for paying the difference between what Yukon Health Care Insurance covers and the fee charged. You will also be responsible for the full cost of services not covered by the territorial plan. This also includes ambulance transportation or air medevac services.