Immigrants and Refugees

IFHP, or the Interim Federal Health Program, is a health insurance program for certain categories of immigrants and refugees who are not yet eligible for provincial or territorial health insurance plans

immigrants and refugees

This program provides coverage for basic and emergency health care services, including psychotherapy services. However, the specific details of coverage for psychotherapy services may vary depending on the individual’s situation and needs. It’s best to speak with a healthcare provider or insurance representative to get more specific information.

There are various kinds of psychotherapy services that can be offered to immigrants and refugees with IFHP, depending on their individual needs and circumstances. Some possible options may include:

– Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT):

This type of therapy focuses on changing negative thought patterns that can contribute to anxiety, depression, and other mental health problems. CBT can be particularly useful for immigrants and refugees with IFHP who are struggling with adjustment and coping difficulties.

– Mindfulness-based interventions:

These treatments aim to promote mindfulness, or present-moment awareness, to help individuals reduce stress and anxiety. Mindfulness-based interventions can be particularly helpful for immigrants and refugees with IFHP who struggle with PTSD symptoms or anxiety related to past trauma.

– Family therapy:

This type of therapy involves working with entire families to build healthier relationships and communication styles. Family therapy can be particularly useful for immigrants and refugees with IFHP who are navigating complex family dynamics and cultural differences.

– EMDR therapy :

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapy is a type of therapy that has shown great success in treating trauma in patients who have experienced significant life events such as natural disasters, wars, or any type of violence. Immigrants and refugees who have come from regions of the world where there is ongoing conflict or have experienced persecution are at high risk for trauma-related disorders, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Since EMDR therapy focuses on helping individuals process traumatic events and move forward, it can be an effective treatment option for those with IFHP (Interim Federal Health Program) coverage.

– Schema therapy: 

Schema therapy is a powerful form of therapy that can be helpful for immigrants and refugees with IFHP coverage for several reasons. First, it addresses a range of psychological and emotional issues that are common among refugees and immigrants, including trauma, depression, anxiety, and feelings of alienation or disconnection from their cultural heritage.

Second, schema therapy is an integrative approach that draws on a range of therapeutic modalities, including cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, and humanistic approaches. This means that it is adaptable to the unique needs and experiences of each individual, regardless of cultural background or language barriers.

Finally, schema therapy is a comprehensive treatment approach that can help refugees and immigrants with IFHP coverage to not only manage their immediate emotional and psychological challenges, but also to build resilience and adapt to their new environment by developing more effective coping strategies and healthy relationships. All these features make schema therapy a suitable option for immigrants and refugees with IFHP coverage.

Our organization is recognized by Medavie Blue Cross as a service provider, and we’re pleased to inform you that we offer assistance to individuals who have IFHP coverage. This program, also known as the Interim Federal Health Program, provides crucial healthcare benefits to those seeking asylum in Canada. Once a certificate of eligibility is granted by an IRCC or CBSA officer, all beneficiaries are entitled to coverage.


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Echocardiography – $250

Implantable Cardiac Monitor (ICM) – $150

Treadmill stress testing – $300

Transoesophageal echocardiogram (TOE) – $115

Pacemaker checks– $333

Electrophysiology – $258

Holter monitoring – $464


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