Health Care Coverage for Ukrainian Nationals

May 18, 2022

The following is a message from Manitoba Health:


Please be advised Ukrainians travelling to Manitoba under the federal Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel (CUAET) are eligible for health care coverage upon arrival in Manitoba.

If a person from Ukraine presents at your practice without a health card, Manitoba Health requests the assistance of practitioners in advising them of their eligibility for health insurance and directing them to obtain a card through one of three ways:


1) attend in person at the Reception Centre (Best Western Plus, 1715 Wellington Avenue in Winnipeg, near the airport), which is also the main hub for all settlement-related services for new arrivals


2) at Manitoba Health’s Registration and Client Services counter at 300 Carlton St. in Winnipeg, or


3) electronically, including via email:, fax: 204-783-2171, or toll-free: 1-866-608-2983.  


All they need to apply is a copy of their identity documents, their visa (either work or visitor visas are both now acceptable), and a Manitoba address. The card issued will look exactly the same as a normal health card, with special coding behind the scenes to allow for tracking costs associated with supporting the evacuees.


In cases where treatment cannot wait for the issuance of a health card, Manitoba Health is asking providers to “treat and hold” the paper work for billing submission once the health card has been issued.


Further information regarding Manitoba’s support for Ukrainian Nationals can be found online at:


Thank you for your help with this challenging situation.