Available Health Services

Generally, refugees will be covered under IFHP while they wait for their OHIP validation (about 3 months wait). In that time their health coverage will be done by primary care providers that are registered with Medavie Blue Cross. Here is a comprehensive list of all primary care providers registered with Medavie in Kingston, that can provide services for refugees covered under IFHP.

NOTE: Although all listed professionals are registered with Medavie, they might not all be taking on new patients. It is the duty of either the refugee or sponsor to find out which healthcare professionals are and are not taking on new patients.


  • It is required to find a family physician registered with Medavie Blue Cross
  • Under IFHP coverage, refugees can access the same standard-care available to citizens
  • For more detailed information about finding a family physician and the care available, click here.

  • Limited dental care is available to refugees under IFHP via supplemental coverage
  • Dental care is mainly reserved for emergency procedures
  • Refugee children ages 0-17 are eligible for the Healthy Smiles Ontario program
  • For more detailed information about refugee dental coverage click here.


  • Limited vision care available under IFHP via supplemental coverage
  • Mainly reserved for emergency procedures, some eyewear and eye exam coverage
  • For more detailed information about vision care click here.


  • Several mental health services available in KFLA
  • Hotel Dieu, K3C Counselling Centers, Pathways for Children & Youth, Providence Care and Addiction and Mental Health Services—Kingston Frontenac Lennox and Addington (AMHS-KLFA)
  • Some translation services also available with mental health treatment
  • For more detailed information about mental health opportunities for refugees click here.


  • Drug coverage under IFHP via supplemental  coverage
  • Most drugs and medications found in Ontario Drug Formulary are covered
  • For a more detailed list of medications and doses covered, click here.