Funding Sources

Funding Sources for Maritimes Provinces Supporting Travel to Access Medical Care

Travel outside of your home community to a medical appointment or for admittance into a hospital might create an expected expense. Families and individuals can contact local community organizations such as Rotary, Lions, or Elks Clubs, ‘associations for cause’, and Shriners for financial assistance.

PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE:

The Maritime Provinces and hospital fundraising foundations each offer options for financial assistance to offset travel expenses incurred for receiving medical care. Examples include a discounted parking pass, gas gift cards, or funding a monthly rental or mortgage payment.

To find out more about what your provincial government can do, click on the links below:

If you live in Nova Scotia:

https://novascotia.ca/dhw/travel-and-accommodation-assistance/

https://novascotia.ca/dhw/in-province-travel-assistance-pilot-program.asp

https://ns.211.ca/search/?location=&looking_for%5B%5D=medical-appointments-transportation

If you live in New Brunswick:

https://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/departments/health/MedicarePrescriptionDrugPlan/content/medicare/OutOfProvinceHostelFacilities-MealAllowance.html

https://socialsupportsnb.ca/en/simple_page/community-transportation-services

https://nb.211.ca/results/?searchLocation=Woodstock&topicPath=613&latitude=46.14568&longitude=-67.5871

 If you live in Prince Edward Island:

https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/information/health-pei/financial-assistance-for-out-of-province-medical-travel

https://pe.211.ca/result?category=36142

 

HOSPITAL FOUNDATIONS: 

In, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia, contact the Foundation of your home hospital or the hospital to which you are traveling.  Ask your healthcare provider or request a social worker to assist with accessing available support.

QEII Health Sciences Centre in
Halifax:

*Contact Marlee Richardson, Epilepsy Program Nurse, for assistance with these programs at 902-473-2136

https://qe2foundation.ca/current-priorities/qeii-patient-essentials-fund

https://qe2foundation.ca/qeii-patient-assistance-fund#:~:text=Grants%20of%20up%20to%20%241%2C000,covered%20by%20a%20medical%20plan

IWK Hospital in Halifax:

https://iwkfoundation.org/

Cape Breton Regional Hospital
in Sydney:

https://www.cbrhfoundation.ca/

 

Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Charlottetown:

https://www.qehfoundation.pe.ca/

The Moncton Hospital:

https://friendsfoundation.ca/

 

Saint John Regional Hospital:

https://www.thegive.ca/

The Everett Chalmers Hospital:                                                                                                                                                                                                             https://horizonnb.ca/facilities/dr-everett-chalmers-regional-hospital/

EPILEPSY ASSOCIATION OF THE MARITIMES:

Funds are available in Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia (Hayleys Fund) for individuals and families affected by epilepsy to assist with medical expenses. Contact the Epilepsy Association of the Maritimes (EAM) for more information: call 902-429-2633 or email info@epilepsymaritimes.org 

Please note it can take 1-2 weeks for applications for EAM funds to go through processing.

CANADA REVENUE MEDICAL TRAVEL EXPENSE:

https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/forms-publications/publications/rc4065/medical-expenses.html#toc14

 

If you require further information, please contact the EAM office at 1-902-429-2633.