NIHB Program for First Nations & Intuit Population

Non-Insured Health Benefits Program

The Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) Program is a national program that provides coverage to registered First Nations and recognized Inuit for a specified range of medically necessary items and services that are not covered by other plans and programs.

NIHB for Mental Health and Counselling Sessions: 


The Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) Program's Mental Health Counselling benefit is intended to provide coverage for mental health counselling to address crisis situations when no other mental health services are available and/or being provided. This benefit is intended to support the provision of immediate psychological and emotional care to individuals in significant distress to stabilize their condition, minimize potential trauma from an acute life event, and, as appropriate, transition them to other mental health supports.

For any questions regarding the Non-Insured Health Benefits Program please contact Raymond Walli at or

The team at M.H.A.S.O. is dedicated to being culturally sensitive.  We regularly attend cultural training and collaborate with First Nations, Metis and Inuit communities and organizations.

We help support our clients by working on issues that they wish to work on; some of these may be depression, anxiety, substance abuse, trauma, child and family relationships, goals associated with CAS involvement, or other legal matters.

If you have any questions about our services, please give us a call!

Mental Health & Addiction Services of Ottawa
1489 Merivale Rd Unit 200

Ottawa, Ontario K2E 5P3

For Life-Threatening Emergencies Call 911

For Mental Health Crisis Line Call 613.722.6914

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