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NORTHERN HEALTH TRAVEL GRANT PROGRAM
Q6. Where do I get information about the NHTG program?
A6. We have a Fact Sheet describing the program. It is listed on the Ministry of
Health and Long-Term Care’s website at: http://www.health.gov.on.ca/english/public/pub_menus/pub_ohip.html.
Q7. Where do I get a copy of the NHTG application form?
A7. Application forms can be obtained from your local Ministry of Health and
Long-Term Care OHIP office (for office locations see the government pages of
the telephone book under Health and then OHIP). You may also obtain a copy of
the application form from the ministry’s website at:
Q8. What financial support is available for patients transported by ambulance?
A8. The Northern Health Travel grant is not available for patients transported by land
or air ambulance both ways. However, if a patient travels only one-way by
ambulance, he or she may be eligible for a one-way grant.
Q9. Can I refer my patient to any specialist for medical care?
A9. Yes, you can refer your patient to any specialist for medical care, but for purposes
of the NHTG program, a specialist is defined as a physician who is certified by
the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) as a medical
specialist in a recognized specialty. Grant payment is based on the distance to the
closest RCPSC-certified specialist capable of rendering the necessary medical
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