In Newfoundland and Labrador, the health care system consists of services between a patient and a health professional, including physicians, nurse practitioners, public health officials, social workers, occupational therapists, and physiotherapists.

Medical Care Plan In Newfoundland
The provincial Medical Care Plan was developed in 1969 and was designed to cover costs affiliated with physician services received by residents of Newfoundland and Labrador.

• visits to Physician Office, Hospital or Beneficiary’s Resident
• surgical, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, including anesthesia
• pre- and post-operative care
• complete maternity care
• radiology interpretive services
• certain surgical-dental procedures which are medically necessary to be performed in hospital by a dentist or oral surgeon

Those eligible in being covered by the Medical Care Plan must be in at least one of the following categories:
• Canadian Citizens
• Landed Immigrants
• Foreign Workers
• International Students (program of study must be at least 12 months)
Those types of individuals not eligible for the Medical Care Plan, even if they are living in Newfoundland and Labrador include:
• Students from other provinces and territories
• Dependents of residents of another province/territory
• Certified refugees and refugee claimants
• Foreign workers with Employment Authorizations that do not meet the established criteria
• Tourists, transients and visitors
• Dependents of any of the above excluded categories
• Canadian Armed Forces and Royal Canadian Mounted Police personnel
• Inmates of federal prisons
• Armed Forces personnel of other countries stationed in the province

MCP Application
In order to qualify for the MCP in Newfoundland and Labrador, the individual must provide required documentation. For further information, visit