Community Wellness Department
The Community Wellness program within the City of Iqaluit is responsible for administering the Brighter Futures program in Iqaluit. Brighter Futures is a Health Canada program that works with the Inuit of Nunavut. It was developed by Inuit communities and government to improve the physical, mental and social wellbeing of individuals, families and communities.
Find a Dentist !
Oral health care is a personalized service that requires a good relationship between the dentist and the patient. Here are some ways to find a dentist in your area.
Find a Doctor !
Health care is a personalized service that requires a good relationship between the doctor and the patient. Here are some ways to find a doctor in your area.
Health & Social Services
The Department of Health and Social Services provides a broad range of programs and services in areas such as, Primary and acute health, both inpatient and ambulatory. Mental health. Health promotion and protection. Injury prevention.
HSS, Health Promotion Programs
The Health Promotion Programs Unit consists of several Program areas such as Diabetes, Home and Community Care, Addictions & Mental Health Strategy and the Nunavut Tobacco Program.
HSS, Regional Health
The regional health facilities development projects (RHF) are intended to support other programs, such as those in Telehealth and primary care, with the objective to improve the well being of Nunavummiut locally.
Blue Cross Canada
Supplementary health plans for individuals, families, seniors and employers of all sizes continue to be the specialty of the Blue Cross Member Plans. The plans provide supplementary health and dental benefits, including prescription drugs, vision care, semi-private & private hospital rooms, short and long term disability, emergency medical travel, ambulance, home nursing, chiropractic and life insurance.
Extensive list of Health and Wellness Books.
Baffin Regional Hospital
Phone: (867) 979-7300
The Baffin Regional Hospital in Iqaluit.
Open 24 hours a day, handles most local health-care needs and also serves patients brought in from smaller Baffin communities. For more specialized treatment, patients are flown to Ottawa.
Iqaluit Dental Clinic
The dental clinic is equipped to handle most dental emergencies.
Visitors, students, and transient and temporary workers from elsewhere in
Canada aren't eligible to enroll in the NWT Health Care Plan (which is expected to be carried over for Nunavut, at least initially).
Your provincial or Yukon health plan will cover most medical costs incurred in Nunavut.
If you have been billed personally for health services, you should keep the documentation and seek reimbursement
from your provincial or Yukon health careplan within six months.
Visitors not covered by the NWT Health Care Plan must pay up front for services.
Do you or someone you know have a disability ? Here is a collection of links to helpful and informative web sites.
Health Associations in Canada
Extensive list of Health Related Associations.
Canada Health Act is to ensure that all eligible residents of Canada have reasonable access to medically necessary insured services on a prepaid basis, without direct charges at the point of service.
Health Care in Canada
Health Care is availabe to all Canadians as established by the Federal Government's Canada Health Act. Health Care Insurance plans have basic similarities across the country including coverage of medically necessary hospital services and the services of a physician, however, any further coverage varies from province to province based on additional provincial funding.