Free Emergency dental care with the IFHP Program in Toronto

If you are a refugee or newcomer to Canada, you may be eligible for free dental emergency care with the IFHP program.
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Are you eligible for the Canadian Federal Government’s Interim Federal Health Program (IFHP)? If so, you may receive emergency dental service free of charge at Atlas Dental. Contact us today for an emergency dental appointment.

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Am I Eligible for IFHP dental coverage?

The Canadian Federal Government’s Interim Federal Health Program (IFHP) provides emergency dental care for certain newcomers to Canada. These include:

  • Resettled refugees
  • Protected persons in Canada
  • Refugee claimants
  • Victims of human trafficking
  • Detainees

For more information if you qualify, visit Government of Canada’s IFHP: Who is eligible? or contact us.

What emergency dental services are free of charge?

Free IFHP dental coverage is limited to emergency relief of dental pain, infection or trauma only. Routine dental care is not eligible. 

Automatically free IFHP dental services:

  • Emergency oral exams
  • X-ray images
  • Caries, trauma, and pain control
  • Emergency drug prescriptions
  • Simple tooth extractions
  • Denture relines and repairs

Pre-authorization is required for the following IFHP dental services

  • Dental fillings
  • Complicated dental extractions
  • Dentures

Dental services NOT covered by the IFHP dental program:

  • Root canal treatments
  • Orthodontics
  • Sedation
  • Tooth cleanings

For more information on eligible and ineligible dental services provided under the IFHP, visit the IFHP Dnetal benefit grid or contact us.

Required documentation

When you come to your dental appointment, bring at least one of the following documents to prove your eligibility:

  • An Acknowledgement of Claim and Notice to Return for Interview Letter
  • A Refugee Protection Claimant Document
  • An Interim Federal Health Certificate

For more information on required documentation, please visit Interim Federal Health program: Get health products and services or contact us.

Managing a dental emergency from home

For more information on how to manage a dental emergency from home until you can see a dentist, visit our Dental Emergency Guide.

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