Medical Transport Update

May 26, 2020

Medical Transport Update
Yuustway Health and Wellness

Medical Transportation Benefits Coverage

The Squamish Nation Health Benefits team administers the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) Medical Transportation Policy Framework (MTPF) on behalf of the FNHA. This program is fully funded through FNHA, NOT funded by Squamish Nation own source revenue or any other funded source.

FNHA Medical Transportation (MT) Does Not cover travel to local appointments. (Within 30km of their residence)

For eligible travel, the MT benefit covers the most economical and efficient means of transportation, taking into account the urgency of the situation and the medical condition being addressed.


Clients requesting MT coverage must provide the following documentation before travel can be arranged:

  • A referral from a general practitioner or family doctor; and
  • Confirmation of an upcoming appointment from the health provider or facility.

** 2 business days’ notice is required for Health Benefits team to organize travel**

The role of our patient travel clerks is to administer the funds and coordinate medical travel for our eligible clients. Their aim is to ensure that our clients receive the benefits to which they are entitled, as defined under the MTPF.

On-reserve clients:

To organize your travel or to learn about exceptional coverage, clients should call the Health Benefits team.

Barb Baker or Nadeen Reginald at 604.982.0332 Yuustway Health Services
or Clare Robinson at 604.892.5166 Totem Hall.

Off-reserve clients:

To organize your travel contact FNHA directly at 1-800- 317- 7878.

More Information
For more information on what is covered and documentation requirements, please click HERE to download the FNHA notice.

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