What does the Yukon YHCIP Plan not cover?
Yukon Health Care Insurance Plan (YHCIP) is the provincial healthcare plan available to all residents in Yukon. It covers medically required services; however, some services are not covered by the plan. These include:
- All cosmetic surgeries.
- Medical advice offered over the phone.
- Medical examinations at the request of a third party.
- The service of paramedics such as orthodontists, podiatrists, chiropractors, and osteopaths.
- Durable medical appliances for residents above 16.
Optometric services not covered by the provincial health plan
YHCIP does not cover optometric services, however, the plan includes the Children’s Optical Program which provides coverage for optometry costs for children under the age of 19 in low-income families.
The plan also does not cover services provided by dispensing opticians and optometrists. This includes the provision of eyeglasses.
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Prescription drugs not covered by the provincial health plan
If you are registered with the YHCIP, you will be eligible for Yukon pharmacare when you turn 65 or aged 60 and married to a resident who is at least aged 65.
The program covers certain non-prescription drugs and goods such as compounds used in the control of heart disease; anti-inflammatory drugs, analgesics used to relieve arthritic conditions; and insulin syringes.
The plan covers prescription drugs when administered in the hospital but drugs administered outside of a hospital are not covered.
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Dental coverage not covered by the provincial health plan
Medically required dental procedures such as surgical dental procedures performed in a hospital are covered by the plan but dental surgeries carried out outside of a hospital are not covered.
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