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Medical Treatment Travel

The Yukon has a travel for medical treatment program, which is available to help eligible persons with the cost of medically necessary transportation.

Out-of-Territory Medical Travel Subsidy Form (YG4840)

Out-of-Territory Medical Travel via Road to Scheduled Appointments (YG4857)


  • This refers to a medical emergency and to those non-emergency services, which are not available in the home community but are necessary for the well being of the patient.
  • A transportation request must be approved by a medical practitioner and approved by the Medical Travel program in advance.
  • All Yukon residents registered with the Yukon Health Care Insurance Program and who meet the program requirements are eligible for this program.
  • The program covers the cost of transportation from the home community to the nearest centre where services may be provided.
  • If you are in an accident or become ill while traveling outside Yukon and need air or ground ambulance services, please note that your Yukon Health Care Insurance Plan does not provide coverage for these services, or for the cost of any related services such as hospital transfer, escorts, and return transportation charges.
  • Travel must originate in Yukon in order to be eligible for medical travel benefits.

Eligibility

Yukon residents registered with the Yukon Health Care Insurance Plan (YHCIP) and who meet the program requirements are eligible for medical travel benefits.

Exeptions

  • Psychiatric patients are covered under the Mental Health Act.
  • Employees injured or taken ill in the course of their employment are covered by Workers’ Compensation Health and Safety.
  • Status indians, members of the Armed Forces, the RCMP and federal government employees, their spouses or dependants, are covered under other Federal or Yukon Acts.

Applications

Your “Application for Medical Travel” must be certified by a practitioner licensed in the Yukon and forwarded to the Medical Travel Program for approval.  Practitioners include Yukon physicians and nurse practitioners in communities with no resident physicial.

Travel to out-of-territory centres requires the prior approval of the Chief Medical Officer of Health in addition to the Yukon medical practitioner's certification.

Medical Travel 

Phone: (867) 667-5203
Outside Whitehorse:  1-800-661-0408, local 5203