Why is a 100 km deductible being applied?
The government recognizes that some patients must travel a
specialist medical services and need some help in defraying the
new reimbursement rate of 34.25¢/km is now based on two-way
100 km deductible. While
this does not cover the total cost, it will help to
that people with the highest travel costs receive the greatest
Is there a minimum
distance that I must travel?
Yes, the patient must travel at least 100 km one-way to be
eligible for a
I have an application for a trip in September I have not
yet submitted. Can
I submit it now and get
paid for the extra km?
No, the new reimbursement
rate will be available to northern Ontario residents
must travel to receive medically necessary insured specialized
in their local area and receive services on or after November 1,
I live in the
district of Muskoka. Do
Yes, for purposes of the NHTG, a northern resident is a
person who lives in
Ontario which is defined as the territorial Districts of Algoma,
Kenora, Manitoulin, Muskoka, Nipissing, Parry Sound, Rainy River,
Thunder Bay and Timiskaming.
Where do I get
information about the NHTG program?
We have a Fact Sheet
describing the program. It
is listed on the Ministry of
and Long-Term Care’s web site (www.health.gov.on.ca/english/public/pub/ohip/northern.html).
Where do I get a copy of the NHTG application form?
As before, application forms
can be obtained from your referring provider, or
local Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care O.H.I.P. office (for
see the government pages of the telephone book under Health and