There have been reports of refugees who have never seen a dentist in their lives and several dental problems.
Here at Copperhils Family Dentistry, want to make sure that each and every patient who reaches our clinic would have a bright smile.
Free dental services for refugee claimants in Toronto in Newmarket and Aurora
We bring a new smile to refugee families with IFHP insurance in Copperhills Family Dentistry.
Copperhills Family dentistry in Newmarket believes that refugees should be provided with the proper dental care. So we decided to make all refugees less worried about their oral health care by accepting refugee claimants insurance.
if you are dealing with some tough times keeping up with your oral health, all you need to do is reach our .. Clinic, and we will make sure that you get the right care and service for your medical needs.
health care services in Ontario for refugee claimants, convention refugees, protected persons and/or humanitarian cases.
If you have claimed refugee status at the airport or inland immigration office, you should have received your refugee claimant identification.
Your refugee claimant ID, or an Acknowledgement of Claims Document, can act as your health coverage. As a refugee claimant, you are covered under the Interim Federal Health Plan, or IFHP IFHP provides you with comprehensive medical coverage such as Doctor and nurse visits, diagnostic and laboratory tests, orthotics, and other medical devices.
IFHP also covers medical and dental services, primary vision care, eye exams and glasses and allied health services, such as physical therapy.
IFHP covers most prescription medications, similar to recipients of social assistance in Ontario.
For these particular services, please first check with IFHP for approval.
Canada’s health care system is known around the world. It’s one of the reasons why we have the best life expectancy in the Western Hemisphere; so do refugee claimants automatically get access to our hospitals and doctors? The short answer is yes, people who come to this country and claim refugee status get health coverage from the federal government; they get more health benefits than you might think. It’s called the in-term federal health program, similar to what some welfare recipients might get from their provincial health plans. That means access to not only doctors in hospital care but drug coverage, urgent dental care, money for glasses, homecare counselling and therapy they even get medical equipment such as hearing aids and oxygen tanks. If their refugee claim is accepted, eventually, the provincial government picks up responsibility for their health care just like any other resident of the province, but even if her person’s application is rejected, they still get all those benefits until they leave or are deported and if they happen to come from a country deemed unsafe such as Iraq or Afghanistan they can stay in Canada in a kind of limbo; even if their claim has been rejected and those rejected claimants can keep using those benefits for as long as they’re in the country, but these federal benefits don’t go on forever. The provinces take over, and those provincial plans can vary. It’s important to note that many refugees are in dire need of these services because of their circumstances. They may have gone a long time without even basic health care, and when you’re coming from a warzone or a traumatic situation that therapy and counselling can be critical; still, some Canadians think refugee benefits are too generous. Canada’s former Immigration Minister once called gold-plated health care that most of us don’t get, so in 2012 the harper government tightened access to the program saving twenty million dollars, outraged many people, including doctors who held protests. Eventually, a judge ruled cutting access to the program was cruel and unusual, so the program was restored and then expanded by the Trudeau government in April 2017; so does that mean anyone can come to Canada just because they need
health care the answer is no. Even if the health care in their home country is poor, Canadian law says a bad medical system is not the same as cruel and unusual treatment; so while our health care system might attract people to Canada, it can’t be the grounds for a refuge. She claimed that once refugees are in the country and for as long as they’re here, they usually get access to that system
Our clinic is open for emergencies on Saturday.
Our clinic stays open late to treat emergencies such as tooth pain, cracked teeth, bleeding gums, tooth extraction, or lost fillings.
Routine root canal treatments, orthodontics, temporary and permanent prosthetics