Manitoba For Ukraine



Ukrainians travelling to Manitoba under the federal Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel (CUAET) are eligible for health care coverage. Coverage takes effect on the date they arrive in Manitoba.

Arrivals need to complete a Manitoba Health Registration Form online or by completing the paper copy Manitoba Health Insurance Benefits Registration Form. Once submitted, you will receive a Manitoba Health card with a 9-digit identification number for each family member. See Manitoba Health Card Registration for Ukraine Arrivals

Individuals and families will need a copy of their identity documents, their visa (both work or visitor visas are accepted) and a Manitoba address.

Support is available to Ukrainians needing help when registering for health coverage.

Manitoba has compiled a list of the most common health needs people need and access in Manitoba. From finding a family doctor to prenatal care, language services, vaccinations and driver fitness exams, this 4-page resource can help newcomers better understand health services. See Resource Document

Navigate the health system through the Ukrainian Health Navigation Presentation and learn about:

  • Health Care in Manitoba
  • Finding a Health Care provider
  • Where to go for Health Care
  • Health Care Rights
  • Benefits and Additional Resources

Click here to view a recorded session of the presentation.

Anyone with questions on health and community services can call 2-1-1 and speak to a navigator for assistance.

People living in Winnipeg can access a number of health services available locally. See Winnipeg-based health Care Resources for Newcomers.

Pharmacare is a drug benefit program for eligible Manitoba residents. Pharmacare coverage is based on both your total family income and the amount you pay for eligible prescription drugs. You qualify for the Manitoba Pharmacare program if you have a Manitoba Health card and your prescriptions are not covered by another provincial or federal government program.

Family Doctor Finder (Ukrainian translation) is designed to connect you and your family with a home clinic, providing you with a home base for your health care needs. Register with the program online or by phone: 204-786-7111 (in Winnipeg) OR toll-free 1-866-690-8260; TTY/TDD call 204-774-8618 or Manitoba Relay Services toll-free 1-800-855-0511.

The federal government is expediting Ukrainians through the CUAET and waiving the immigration medical exam requirement until 90 days after they arrive in Canada. Ukrainians who need a medical exam can access designated panel physicians who will complete the exam. There is no cost for the documents or the exam. Individuals must bring the following documents to their appointment:

  • Ukrainian ID
  • CUAET visa
  • Manitoba health card or the nine-digit health number provided by Manitoba Health

If you are Ukrainian, have a CUAET visa, and previously paid for a medical exam in Manitoba you are eligible to receive a refund. For more information, please contact the Claims Unit Patient Inquiry General Line by phone at 204-786-7367 or by email at Applicants will need to provide the following information to receive a cheque in the mail:

  • Name
  • Address
  • PHIN (9 digit health number)
  • Receipt from the physician office

Counsellors and mental health workers can help people who are feeling alone and will talk through ways to support mental health. Counsellors are trained professionals who work with psychiatrists and psychologists who can help people cope. Ukrainians can talk to a system navigator to help connect them to the best mental health supports by calling 431-489-1728 (English), or 204-804-3626 (Eng/Ukr/Rus).