Medical Travel Guide

NWT residents may access medical travel through many different benefit programs. Some are accessed through GNWT programs, while others are accessed through employers and private insurance. Regardless of what type of benefit program patients access, all medical travel originates from clinical decisions within the NWT health system.

This guide provides tips and information that can be used by all NWT residents for their medical travel, regardless of their benefits program. At the same time, we welcome your feedback. Please leave your comments at so we can improve the next version.

Download a PDF version of the guide, or pick one up at your local health centre or Government Service Officer.


Patient Information Inserts

The following inserts are provided as supplemental information to the medical travel guide to assist patients in better understanding how medical travel works and what they are eligible for.

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